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Devoted to the Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast. 

Vol. LXXX1X 

San Francisco, Cal., Saturday, January 2, 1915 

No. 1 

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Happy New Year ! 

Remember to date your letters 1915. 

Thank goodness, there is still three months to Easter! 

San Francisco now boasts a Fire Commission and a 

fired commission. 

Madame Pasquali is the first human song-bird that ever 

soared over San Francisco. 

The next time we change the calendar only the "ex" 

will remain of the world's greatest exposition. 

A year from now we shall be ready to put up money on 

our favorite for the next presidential nomination. 

New Year resolutions are like "ships that pass in the 

night," also like the promises of a political candidate. 

President Wilson received "various home-made gifts" 

for Christmas. Poor Woodrow! Home-made gifts can't be 

Of course, it is true that the undertaker may get you be- 

fore 1915 is up, but that is no reason for starting the new year 
like a corpse. 

Chief of Police White says he is going to start the new 

year with a clean-up of his department. Let us hope he does 
not merely White-wash it. 

No, thank you, sad experience has caused us to make it 

a strict rule never to accept a cigar from even our best friend 
for at least a month following Christmas. 

At first we thought "Vaefva Vadmel" was another town 

in Poland, but it turns out to be the name of a Swedish national 
dance that will be performed at the Auditorium dedication 

It is five bits and a half to a dime that the war in Eu- 
rope will be over before the end of the year. As to Mexico, 
it is "wars may come, and wars may go, but ours keeps on 

A man was arrested for vagrancy at Buffalo because he 

was seen eating a piece of bread in the street. At the police 
station he produced $380, and said he could get more from 
home any time he wanted it. The police let him off "with a 
warning." As if it was the police department's business that 
he chose to eat his lunch on the sidewalk. 

The Seattle police department has equipped six automo- 
biles with shotguns to chase criminals. San Francisco might 
improve upon this idea by introducing armored aeroplanes for 
the purpose. 

-The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company announces that 

every automobile manufactured in the United States in 1915 
will be equipped with Goodyear tires. In other words, 1915 
will be a Goodyear. 

For the first time in years we hear of a really sensible 

cause for divorce : A Kansas husband is suing for matrimonial 
disentanglement because his wife snores. He didn't call it 
"cruelty," either — just plain snoring. 

A young farmer in Grass Valley earning $40 a month 

saved $280 in seven months, and his thrift brought him numer- 
ous offers of marriage. If the young man accepts one of the 
offers, he will probably make the bride pay the marriage fees. 

After having observed something like a half-dozen dif- 
ferent resemblances of John McCormack displayed on street 
posters, we decided to invest in a ticket to actually see the 
tenor, but we should never have recognized him from the 

Somebody said in a lecture at Boston the other day that 

the duty of modern woman is to work. On the other hand, we 
hear the hue and cry against female labor competition. As 
a matter of fact, most women work their husbands for all they 
are worth. 

All this "San Francisco-is-the-host" talk sounds well 

enough, but some of the people whose uncles and aunts and 
second cousins from the East have threatened to "drop in" 
during the Fair are not filled with excessive enthusiasm over 
the prospect. 

An Oakland man has secured an interlocutory decree 

of divorce from his nineteen-year-old wife, and now sues her 
iover for $25,000 reimbursement for the loss of his wife's af- 
fections. The probability is that the wife's affections for her 
husband were not worth a dime. 

The city of Coram, Cal.. was run on $16.66 a month dur- 
ing 1914, there being but two officials to pay out of the city 
revenues, which were derived solely from the two saloons in 
the town. The two officials received $5 a month each. Francis 
J. Heney ought to investigate what became of the other $6.66. 

A swarm of sea gulls swooped down among the ruins 

of the old city hall in the San Francisco Civic Center last Sat- 
urday and feasted on the remnants of food left by the work- 
men excavating the ruins. The only explanation is that sub- 
marines have driven the fish from the ocean. 

Rev. Albert W. Palmer of Oakland has been telling his 

congregation "What I would do if I were city manager." 
Among the things he would do was to save the city ten per 
cent of the cost of its supplies. Well, a minister has to do 
something to keep his congregation interested in him. 

1915 Looks Bright 
For San Francisco. 

The year 1914 marked an epoch in 
the history of San Francisco that 
will even be exceeded in activity 
and accomplishment by the year 
1915. Very little, if any, of the stimulus that has been most 
noticeable in the city can be attributed directly to the Exposi- 
tion. The Exposition crowds will not be here until February, 
and business has not yet received the added impetus resulting 
therefrom. All of the constructive work mentioned herewith 
can be attributed only to the normal healthy growth of a pros- 
perous metropolis. 

The past year has witnessed the opening of the Panama 
Canal, and with it an increase in shipping unprecedented in San 
Francisco or elsewhere under similar conditions. Exports for 
September, 1914, amounted to $14,467,467, as compared to 
$8,662,094 for September, 1913. This is the largest amount 
of exports shipped in a single month in the entire history of 
San Francisco. Post Office receipts for October were the high- 
est in the history of the city, with the single exception of De- 
cember (Christmas), 1913. 

Building operations for the first eleven months of 1914 
amounted to over $28,000,000. In addition to the building ac- 
tivities on the Exposition grounds, large buildings, hotels and 
apartment houses continue to go up, and, what is better, are 
filled up when completed; $10,000,000 is being expended on 
new docks and wharves, thirty-six piers being completed and 
in use at the present time. The $1,000,000 Auditorium is com- 
pleted, and the $4,000,000 City Hall is nearing completion. 
Five and a quarter miles of municipal railroad have been con- 
structed during 1914, at a cost of $2,700,000. The contract has 
been let for the Twin Peaks tunnel at a cost of $3,372,000. This 
tunnel will be three miles long, and will provide rapid transit 
between the downtown business center and many of the out- 
lying residence districts. 

The new $500,000 United States Sub-Treasury is completed. 
San Francisco had the honor during 1914 of being selected as 
the site for the Federal regional bank of the Pacific Coast dis- 
trict. There was keen competition for this prize, and the de- 
cision of the Federal officials settled conclusively the claims 
of San Francisco as the financial, commercial and industrial 
metropolis of the Pacific Coast. 

New scenic boulevards are being built, overlooking San 
Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, and a service of double- 
deck motor coaches has been inaugurated, supplementing the 
many street car lines. The transportation facilities of the city 
will be taxed to the utmost during 1915, so that all these im- 
provements are most beneficial. 

Congress, during the past year, ceded the grant of the Hetch- 
Hetchy water supply to the City and County of San Francisco ; 
$45,000,000 worth of bonds were voted for this project several 
years ago, and San Francisco is now assured of a pure moun- 
tain water supply of unlimited capacity. 

The Northwestern Pacific Railroad finished its line from San 
Francisco to Eureka during the year, thus opening up a line 
285 miles long up the coast from San Francisco, tapping a vir- 
gin farming country. 

During 1915, San Francisco will be a busy city, crowded 
with tourists, capitalists and investors; 1916 will not witness a 
slump, however, as by that time the real benefits of immigra- 
tion and increased Canal traffic will have settled down to the 
gradual upbuilding of the city. 

The future is most promising and optimistic. Opportunity 
lies within the land, and all who come are welcome. 

One of the last good deeds of our 
Railroads Enter retiring friend, 1914, was the grant 

Prosperous New Year, by the Interstate Commerce Com- 
mission of a five per cent increase 
in freight rates to the railroads east of the Missouri and Mis- 
sissippi Rivers. It is something to rejoice over, because it 
serves as an immediate stimulus to railroad credit. The rail- 
roads are the nervous system of the country. If they ever 
needed a tonic, they do now. 

The rail carriers have been in a sorry financial plight for 
some time past. This was due, chiefly, to three things : Regu- 
lation by commissions that give instructions but do not assume 
responsibility for them; the closing of the financial markets of 
Europe because of the war; the general financial depression 
throughout the country. 

These were the big factors in the impairment of railroad 
credit, and this latter, in turn, had its deterrent effect upon our 
industrial life. With revenues shrinking, loan money hard to 
get, and a new competition to be faced — that of the Canal — 
the carriers put into practice a vigorous policy of economy or 
retrenchment. Forces were curtailed, and all but improvements 
necessary immediately were postponed. Labor and manufac- 
turing and supply men were hit the hardest, and so it was that 
as the railroads suffered, so also did those dependent upon them 
for support. 

With the Commission's recognition of the needs of the rail- 
roads, and with the brighter traffic prospects the new year 
brings, the horizon of the railroad situation — at least those 
railroads east of the Missouri River — seems clarified. It is 
entirely within reason to assume that within a comparatively 
short time there will be a business boom or revival. Every 
period of depression is followed by such an awakening. 

When that time comes it is essential — as much to the public 
as to the railroads, and perhaps even more so — that the rail 
carriers have sufficient and adequate facilities to move ship- 
ments from the points of production to the markets without 
delay. Otherwise, the inevitable result will be a congestion of 
business due to a lack of transportation facilities. 

Railroads cannot get new cars and equipment in a day or so. 
Neither can they make improvements necessary because of a 
suddenly increased traffic in a week or so. Plenty of time is 
required. They should be getting ready now for the increased 
business that is to come later. This they cannot do unless their 
credit is better than it has been — unless the investor can put 
his money into railroad securities with as much hope and as- 
surance of a reasonable return as he would have if he put it in 
some other industry. 

For this reason, if for no other, the Commission's decision 
is going to be of benefit to the country at large. The increase 
the shipper, individually, will have to pay is insignificant. One- 
fifth of a cent on this, one-fifth of a cent on that, will go ig- 
nored. But it will enable the roads to maintain their standard,- 
effect improvements, keep their men busy, and keep their 
facilities in good shape. This, in turn, will have its favorable 
reaction on labor and the manufacturing and supply men, sim- 
ply because more material will be needed, and more men will 
find work. 

The people of the West can look forward with interest to the 
Commission's action on the application the Western roads will 
make, for it is becoming more and more appreciated that the 
prosperity of the railroads and the prosperity of the people 
are one. 
When the railroads prosper, everybody prospers. 

January 2, 1915 

and California Advertiser 

A mass meeting should be called, 
Troops Should Police and called promptly, to devise some 
San Francisco. means of protecting the lives and 

property of the people of San Fran- 
cisco against the audacious criminal element that is infesting 
the city. Assaults, bold hold-ups, burglaries, and even mur- 
ders, are committed every night, frequently on the main thor- 
oughfares of the city. No person is safe anywhere in San 
Francisoc after dark. At any turn in the street one is apt 
to be confronted by a masked bandit armed with a gun. 

And the people are helpless, completely at the mercy of the 
criminals. The police department has not enough men to cope 
with the situation and stands practically powerless. 

We need more policemen, lots of them. But if we cannot 
have them at once, why not appeal, without delay, to the War 
Department for a detachment of troops from the Presidio to 
protect us against robbers and murderers? Seeing that the 
Iroops have nothing in particular to do just at present, the re- 
quest would most likely be granted. 

Or what about the State militia ? 

Will somebody please call a mass meeting at once and take 
the lead in a public appeal for protection from a source that 
is competent to give it? Chief White himself might call the 
meeting. We mean it. 

In our exuberant but pardonable 
enthusiasm over the Panama-Pacific 
International Exposition, we are 
prone to underrate the magnitude 
and importance of another great fair : The Panama-California 
Exposition at San Diego, which threw open its gates on Janu- 
ary 1st. 

The San Diego exposition is not on so elaborate a scale as 
our own fair, but it is nevertheless an undertaking that deserves 
more than long-distance attention. It will do in large measure 
for Southern California what our own exposition will do for the 
entire West. Several States have pavilions, and all the coun- 
ties of Southern California are represented at the San Diego 
fair, and there are heaps upon heaps of exhibits that tell of 
the great resources of the Southland. 

The opening of the San Francisco exposition is still some 
seven weeks ahead. Those who have the time and the price 
of the excursion should spend at least a portion of those seven 
weeks at San Diego's great fair. Right at this time the climate 
is ideal for a holiday in that part of California. 

The Other Fair 
Has Begun. 

Join the Home 
Industry League. 

The Home Industry League of Cali- 
fornia is the only organization in 
this State that has for its sole pur- 
pose the promotion of Home Indus- 
try. It was organized for that specific work, has been consist- 
ently and vigorously campaigning for a long period, and is now 
doing business on the old and original lines, with a member- 
ship of between 750 and 800 firms and individuals. It made 
a splendid record in 1914, when more than $10,000,000, con- 
servatively estimated, was saved to the State of California. 
The work is backed by an organization inspired by enthusiasm 
and earnestness, which insures greater things to be accom- 
plished in the future even than can be claimed for the past. 

The Home Industry League has set forth officially and 
clearly what it stands for. Here is its program : 

"To encourage the manufacture and production, distribution 
and consumption of California products of all kinds. 

"To induce the citizens of this State to aid in all possible 
ways in the development and promotion of all industries that 
may be successfully carried out on this Coast, to the end that 
California mav become what nature intended her to be. not 

only the gateway of foreign commerce, but the seat where 
diversified industries are carried to a successful issue. 

"To foster and to promote all industries of the State that 
may have for their object the development of the natural re- 
sources of California. 

"To encourage any and all organizations to aid the cause of 
Home Industry by the appointment of active committees, and 
through affiliation with the the Home Industry League of Cali- 

Any individual, firm or corporation in good standing, resid- 
ing, engaged in business or owning property in California is 
eligible for membership. 

School children are educated in the principles of Home In- 
dustry. The Native Daughters of the Golden West and the 
Native Sons of the Golden West are working in harmony with 
this League, and have, as organizations, not only endorsed but 
co-operated in carrying out its useful program. 

The Home Industry League of California has worked, is 
working, and will continue to work for the benefit of all Cali- 
fornia. It is in no sense sectional. The money that is kept at 
home through its efforts that would otherwise be expended 
abroad, is of great benefit to each and every class of citizens 
and to all lines of business and to all localities. As would natu- 
rally be expected, the cause has appealed to manufacturers, to 
merchants, to enthusiastic and patriotic men and women in all 
parts of California. The people are becoming educated con- 
cerning the Home Industry League of California. In connec- 
tion with other activities, a campaign of education is continu- 
ally in progress. 

Every man or woman in California who helps the cause of 
Home Industry necessarily secures personal benefits, for the 
general prosperity is good for all. Patriotism, wisdom, selfish 
interest, a broad and enlightened view of what is required for 
the public good, and every other consideration should prompt 
all Californians to co-operate with the Home Industry League 
of California. Start the new year as a member of this very 
useful organization. 


We have seen in the course of the 
Mayor Rolph and the last ten days that Mayor Rolph has 
Fire Commission. backbone, and will tolerate no petty 

political game to interfere with the 
efficient administration of the city. His action in promptly dis- 
missing a Fire Commission that, in open violation of the city 
charter, discharged the chief of the Fire Department without 
attempting to bring specific charges against him, should be 
commended by all who favor clean government. 

Chief Murphy is acknowledged by all insurance men to be a 
conscientious and highly competent official, and the endorse- 
ment of the fire underwriters is the best recommendation a fire 
chief can get. It is noteworthy that his enemies on the dis- 
charged Fire Commission could not bring a single specific 
charge against him. 

Mayor Rolph has appointed as members of the new Fire 
Commission John T. Fogarty, president; Tillman B. Herring, 
Frank C. Sykes and John F. Davis, all of whom are business 
and professional men of high standing. Two of them are 
Progressives, one is a Democrat and one a Republican, so there 
is no political majority in the new Fire Commission. It is a 
body that seems above petty political scheming. 

A New York theatre published on its New Year's pro- 
gram the following advance announcement: "Special artistic 
addition salon singers: Five famous soloists from the greatest 
American bands and orchestras, who last season co-operated 
with Secretary of State Bryan in a tour of the Chautauq 
cuit." Pass the grape juice, please. 

rancisco News Letter 

January 2, 1915 

That some society women have a highly developed sense of 
business management has been demonstrated again and again 
by the way they manage the charity affairs in which they in- 
terest themselves. The latest example of this business acumen 
is bound in neat fashion, and between the covers of the book 
are all the recipes that have helped to make San Francisco 
famous for its cuisine. The compiler of the cook book is Mrs. 
McLaren, and it is to be sold at the Exposition for the benefit 
of the Telegraph Hill settlement. Mrs. McLaren is a member 
of the Ashe family, a famous family in the romantic annals of 
California, and the recipes in the book are as varied as the 
many sets that make up our cosmopolitan society. Spanish 
dishes that delight the Tevis household, dishes that have been 
handed down in the Pacheco family from the days before the 
Gringo came; French dishes that the famous chefs of the yes- 
teryears wrote out for appreciative patrons; Italian, German, 
Creole, Southern, New England, they are all there, and then 
there are the dishes invented by some of the bon vivants that 
have made San Francisco a gastronomic toast the wide world 

Mrs. Downey Harvey's mother compiled a cook book not so 
many years ago, but it was not for general distribution. The 
friends who were fortunate enough to receive one of these 
private publications have a choice collection indeed of palate 
ticklers, for this remarkable old lady had spent a lifetime in 
gathering these recipes. 

It has remained for Mrs. Garritt, though, to get the real 
commercial value out of her expert knowledge of how jams 
and jellies and preserves should be put up, so that every one 
agrees that the perfection of the art has been reached. Down 
San Mateo way distracted chatelaines were forever asking 
Mrs. Garritt for recipes, and for a time she thought of writing 
a book on the subject. Instead, she hit upon the idea of super- 
intending the manufacture of these things for private sale. The 
time has gone by when women fear that a venture of this sort 
will ruin their social position. Princess Poniatowski superin- 
tends the raising of turkeys for the French market, so why 
should not Mrs. Garritt of San Mateo raise jams and jellies for 
the neighborhood sweet tooth? To be sure, daughter Helen 
demurred at first, but the mother had her way, and last sum- 
mer during the fruit season many of the goodies that found 
their way into the aristocratic pantries were put up in the 
Garritt kitchen under the supervision of that aristocratic lady 
herself. So successful did the venture prove that now some of 
her friends are urging her to take a concession at the Exposi- 
tion and have her wares sold there, so that the Easterners may 
taste the products of the orchards raised to the "nth" degree of 

© © ' © 

The Schwerin ball continues to be the "Oh, my!" topic of 
fashionable comment. The absence of Mrs. Schwerin through 
illness was not allowed to mar the occasion, nor to give a note 
of sadness to the affair, for the other members of the family 
made so light of her indisposition that no one would have 
guessed that a few minutes before she went down stairs into 
the receiving line the debutante of the occasion was in tears. 
The doctors assured the family that there was no danger, but 
it was naturally a grievous disappointment to the young girl 
not to have her mother at her splendid coming out party to 
which they had both been looking forward so long. The dis- 
appointment to Mrs. Schwerin must have been even greater, 
for only a mother who has worked out in most elaborate detail 
the ball which shall introduce her daughter to society and red 
letter itself on the season's calendar of balls can imagine what 
it must have meant to Mrs. Schwerin to take sailing orders 
from the insistent physicians to stay in bed under the surveil- 
lance of a nurse while the grand doings are on! 

This ball did not begin until about eleven, and it lasted 
until the five o'clock breakfast bell in the morning, when the 
dancers regaled themselves on ham and eggs and griddle cakes 
and coffee. It was sleepy town all day for the younger set, 

for the next night Miss Marian Zeile gave a theatre party, and 
the guests, augmented by about twenty others, gathered at the 
home of Miss Gertrude O'Brien for a dance, which lasted until 
Chanticler called up the sun. All the girls in the younger 
set dance beautifully, and the chaps who were invited to this 
affair are experts in the ever widening circle of the dancing 
set, so small wonder that the young people refused to obey the 
parental injunction for an "early to bed" order to be rested for 

the New Year's festivities. 

© © © 

The dance which Mr. and Mrs. M. H. de Young gave on New 
Year's eve for Miss Jane Hotaling showed an inspired knowl- 
edge of what the younger set loves these days. As this party 
was planned for the salad set, there were no rooms set aside for 
card playing or dominoes or the divertissements with which 
the oldsters while away the dancing hours. Instead, the young 
people and a very few old family friends were shown into the 
drawing room, which was arranged cabaret style, with little 
tables at which light refreshments were served all evening, 
the guests frequently changing tables between dances and the 
entertainment in which the young people distinguished them- 
selves. For the most part the songs were spontaneous, the 
clever young people in society wandering among the tables and 
giving an imitation of the cabaret singers which would have 
made most of the professionals lose their jobs could talent like 
this be purchased. Supper was served in the ball room, and 
after supper there was more dancing and cabaret entertaining. 
There were about a hundred people in all at this affair, and 
Miss Hotaling was fortunate, indeed, to be singled out as the 
motif of so delightful and informal a dance, and yet never at 
the most formal magnificent affair did the guests ever go away 
with a more genuine appreciation of what a good time really 

© © © 

In fact, the New Year must have felt that everywhere in 
San Francisco people are beginning to understand more about 
the fine art of having a good time, for never was a New Year 
welcomed in with a merrier, madder, yet sound at the core 
paean of joy. In spite of the disasters of the past year, there 
was no note of sadness, and at the private and public affairs 
it was generally conceded that the wholesome reversion to the 
joyous, hilarious type to which we lend ourselves once a year 
was as thorough as in the years before the nations of all Europe 
went to war. Even the foreigners said it "is good to forget" 
for one night a year, and so no considerable element of our for- 
eign population withdrew from the festivities. The Palace, 
the St. Francis and the Fairmont, in gala attire for the revel- 
ries of the New Year, were each the stage scene of a brilliant, 
glittering, glorious welcome of the New Year. The crowds did 
not disperse until the New Year was thoroughly accustomed 
to the light of the new day. Mr. Jackling, who entertained one 
of the biggest parties at the St. Francis, said that it was worth 
being a resident of San Francisco if only to take part in the 
New Year's celebration. 

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The dansants have not suffered from the other festivities 
of the week. Monday saw the usual crowd at the St. Francis. 
For this Friday afternoon at the Fairmont Mrs. George Pope, 
Mrs. Will Crocker and a number of others have reserved tables. 
The number of reservations for Saturday at the Palace is un- 
usually large, proving that satiety is a long way off, not within 
hailing distance by any means. 

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Count and Countess Valle de Salazar have gone to San Diego 
to attend the opening of the Panama-California Exposition. 
Count Valle de Salazar has been appointed the personal rep- 
resentative of his Majesty King Alfonso XIII of Spain for this 
occasion. Countess Valle de Salazar has been invited by Mrs. 
Earle Garretson, a prominent society matron of San Diego, to 
respond for Spain in a toast at the women's dinner on the even- 
ing of January 1, 1915. 

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The Presidio 500 Club gave a surprise party at Fred Solari's 
Grill to Mrs. John G. V. Wisser, president of the above club, 
who sails for Honolulu on the U. S. Transport, January 5, 1915. 
The banquet hall was elaborately decorated, red being the color 
used. A beautiful Christmas tree added much to the com- 
pleteness of the holiday season. Playing and singing made 
this a very happy gathering for all present. 

January 2, 1915 

and California Advertiser 


When the Germans arrived at Haine St. Pierre, near Mons, 
a young lieutenant was billeted there at the house of a peasant 
woman, Mme. Mahieux. 

The German was not too objectionable, except for his 
terrible appetite. Not only did he eat much and often, but he 
continually found fault with Mme. Mahieux's cooking. 

One morning she asked her undesired guest what he wanted 
for his dinner. "I want an omelette with mushrooms." "Well," 
Mme. Mahieux replied, "here are the eggs, here are the mush- 
rooms. As we don't know how you like to have your omelette, 
I think you had better go down to the kitchen yourself and 
cook it." 

The lieutenant went up to his room, changed from his uni- 
form into a complete chef's attire, not even forgetting the white 
cap, and marched down to the kitchen. 

Before long he entered the living room carrying the finest 
mushroom omelette ever seen in Haine St. Pierre. 

"Hearing Things." 

Mme. Mahieux tasted the dish, declared it excellent, and 
asked the officer whether he was a professional chef before 
the war. 

"Certainly," he said. "I have been for the last three years 
the chief cook of M. Jules Cambon, the French Ambassador 
in Berlin." 

"Then you must have been hearing many things at the Em- 
bassy?" said Mme. Mahieux's eldest son. 

"Yes," said the cook-spy cheerfully, "many things that even 
might have stopped the war if I had told them. But I was 
under orders. 

"When M. Cambon was looking for a chef four years ago 
I was recommended to him. There was to be a great banquet 
at the Embassy, which the Kaiser was to attend. Some one in 
the Intelligence Department wrote to M. Cambon recommend- 
ing my services, and cleverly mentioned the fact that I 'had 
worked in the Kaiser's kitchens,' and hinted that my appoint- 
ment the day before M. Cambon entertained him at his house 
would be considered 'as a charming compliment by the Em- 

"What could M. Cambon do? There was no time to lose, 
no time to get a trained chef from Paris. So I was appointed, 
and from that time to August 2d of this year I was the first 
chef of the Embassy. 

Well Paid. 

"Naturally, I worked very little — I mean in the kitchens. I 
did excellent work otherwise, for which I was paid well. 

"You call that 'spying' in Belgium. We call it working for 
the Fatherland, and if the work for the Fatherland brings in 
considerable money, so much the better. 

"In my pocket, German and French money was plentiful. 
and the best of it all was that nobody at the Embassy ever 
had .an inkling of our scheme. 

"This was another great victory of the Wilhelmstrasse (the 
Foreign Office) over the Pariser Platz (where the French Em- 
bassy is located in Berlin.)" 

The lieutenant added that an attempt to Germanize the kit- 
chens of the British Embassy in Berlin had also been made, 
but with no success. Sir Edward Goschen was alive to the trick 
the German authorities sought to play on him, and when he 
wanted a chef he had one sent from London. 

The report of the spy's confession was made almost verbatim 
by one of the Mahieux family, and was communicated to me 
by a mutual friend. 

— Rene H. Feibelman. 


In a football match at Milan recently in aid of the Belgian 
Relief Fund, the Milan Club beat the Casale football team, 
who presented their conquerors with the Belgian colors. The 
"gate" reached about $500. 

The principal picture palaces in various parts of Sussex are 
showing on the screen every night the daily numbers of men 
recruited for the Southdown Battalions under Colonel Lowther 
for Kitchener's army. 

A pauper inmate of Lambeth Workhouse having obtained 
leave to go out to seek work, failed to return. The authorities 
received from him recently an intimation that he had enlisted 
in the Royal Field Artillery. 

Belgian peasant girls were obliged to obey the orders of 
Prussian officers to dance with German soldiers as partners to 
the music of a military band in a half-ruined farmhouse on the 
occasion of a recent Bavarian local saint's day. 

The latest batch of war names conferred on babies comes 
from Liverpool, where the register includes Francis Jellicoe 
Jardine, Kitchener Ernest Pickles, French Donaldson, Kitchener 
Elliott, Beattie Arnold, and Joffre Venmore. 

Canon Green, of Manchester, declares that if all the atro- 
cities alleged against the German soldiery be proved true, "it 
is still the teaching of Christ for men to love their enemies and 
pray for those that despitefully use us." 

The "Berliner Tageblatt" reports that through the general 
order forbidding dances in public places, considerable financial 
loss has been entailed, not only on account of the loss of re- 
ceipts, but in the depreciation of ground rent values. 

"If there is one man I pity with all my heart," said the 
Bishop of Stepney in an address at Leamington, "it is the man 
who is low enough cr slow enough not to care about what is go- 
ing on at the war. He is a poor, miserable creature." 

Under the heading, "Shameless Women," a German paper 
states that three young ladies gave their photographs to a Rus- 
sian officer interned at Gorlitz. They were instructed by the 
commanding officer to recover the photographs at once, under 
penalty of having their names published. 

A number of French priests taken prisoners by the Germans 
had to undergo a rigorous theological examination in the con- 
centration camp by German Catholic clergymen in order to 
establish their claim to be ecclesiastics, and, as such, to be en- 
titled to the same treatment as officers. 

In reply to an advertisement in a Hamburg paper offering a 
reward of $25 for the return of a lost dog, a letter was received 
from a German soldier in the trenches in France who was in 
possession of the animal, asking that the money be sent 
through an intermediary in exchange for the lost pet. 

During a performance recently at a Liverpool cinema palace, 
a Belgian lady who had lost her husband, an officer, and be- 
lieved him to be dead, recognized him depicted on the film giv- 
ing orders in the trenches. With the aid of the producers of 
the film she has now been able to get into communication with 

Belgian motor license plates may be good in the "thea- 
tre of war," but they "don't go" in New York City. That's why 
Charles M. Buck, a California capitalist, faced Magistrate Levy 
in the Yorkville police court recently on a charge of driving 
a car without a license. However, when Buck told the tale of 
his harrowing experiences in Belgium, and how he had just 
managed to clear out, without being in a condition to give much 
thought to the changing of his license plate, the magistrate 
let him go free. 

Tune "Tippenay" 
At the day dinner of ihe Associated Roads organizations of 
Chicago and Cook County, the following song was repeatedly 
v.osc in attendance at the dinner: 

It's a long way to California, 
Lincoln Highway's the track. 
It's a long way to California, 
But it's shorter ack. 

Each mile they're improving 
Makes the Highway straight. 
So the long, long way to California 
Grows shorter while you wait. 

It's wrong building tem-po-rar-y 

When the road will not last. 

It's wrong building tem-po-rar-y 

When it falls apart so fast. 

Good-bye. gravel highways. 

Once we thought you 6ne, 

Now it's wro: ?»m-pc~ra: 

State Aid : 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 2, 1915 

Professor George H. Barron of the Golden Gate Park 

Museum has discovered a letter written at Washington, D. C, 
sixty years ago to Lola Montez, a stage favorite of the early 
'fifties, disclosing a plot to overthrow American rule in Cali- 
fornia and place the fair Lola on the throne of the Californian 
empire which it was then proposed to establish. The plot did 
not materialize, but suppose it had. What a scope the thought 
affords for conjecture. Think of Emperor Hiram, seated on 
his gilded throne in a purple robe and puffing away on his 
briar pipe. Francis J. Heney might have been the premier of 
the Empire instead of making campaign speeches in vacant 
stables, and re could have fired District Attorney Hynes with 
a stroke of the pen. Supervisor Andrew Gallagher would most 
likely have been an anarchist plotting against the imperial 
government, and perchance been pinched by spies operating 
under Minister of War (at present Chief of Police) White, and 
locked up in a dungeon together with other enemies of Emperor 
Hiram. Abe Ruef would probably have been minister of jus- 
tice, and secured the appointment of Eugene Schmitz as direc- 
tor or the imperial opera house. Mayor Rolph might have been 
minister of foreign affairs, and through the Californian ambas- 
sador at Washington demanded explanations and an indemnity 
from Secretary Bryan for refusing free passage to Californian 
ships through the Panama Canal. Captain Fredericks might 
have been ordered not to leave the confines of Los Angeles, 
and there is no telling what the imperial government might 
have done to Professor David Starr Jordan. But the plot 
failed, and none of these things came to pass. 

Collector of the Port Davis and United States Attorney 

Preston feel very foolish after that "Olson & Mahoney" affair. 
Filled with a lofty sense of official duty, these two zealous ser- 
vants of the Federal Government swore that no ship laden with 
goods that might be useful to a belligerent nation should be 
permitted to leave the port of San Francisco. So they held up 
the "Olson & Mahoney," which had loaded a cargo of provisions 
for Valparaiso. Davis winked his left eye, and Preston re- 
sponded by winking his right eye, and the "Olson & Mahoney" 
was ordered to unload her cargo again. Preston, being a very 
foxy individual, had no end of witnesses on the grill in his 
office, and actually wrung from one of them the confession that 
the cargo had been paid for. This looked suspicious to the 
doughty prosecutor, and his investigations of the case became 
more vigorous. His labors were rewarded by the discovery 
that the grocers of Valparaiso were on the point of closing their 
stores because the "Olson & Mahoney" hadn't arrived with their 
new stock of groceries. At this point Preston, for some in- 
scrutable reason, was ordered to stop his investigations. Too 
bad, for if he had been allowed to continue, he would unques- 
tionably have secured for Davis the names of all the grocery 
stores in Valparaiso and the amount of their trade, which in- 
formation might be useful to those who, like Davis and Pres- 
ton, are striving to preserve the country's neutrality at any cost. 

Here are a few things that have been declared contra- 
band by Great Britain: Acetate, acetons, aniline, vanadium, 
molybdenum, vladium, selenium and beauxite. Collector 
Davis and his subordinates are spending sleepless nights lest 
any vessel leave San Francisco with these articles for Great 
Britain's enemies, and brand new dictionaries have been in- 
stalled in all departments of the Customhouse. 

Once in a while a real "sport" is discovered wearing the 

sable garb of a minister. Rev. R. A. M. Browne is one of 
them. Rev. Browne has modern convictions which are not com- 
monly divulged by clergymen. He has no use for the anti- 
quated theory of the relations of man and woman being subject 
to divine approval, nor even to the approval of a minister, or 
anybody else. He thinks that the love of "soul mates" is in 
itself sufficient to justify any measure of conduct that is not in 
line with the established conventions of society. Acting in ac- 
cordance with his convictions, Rev. Browne, who has a wife and 
three children living in New Jersey, recently installed himself 
in a hotel on Stockton street with a "soul mate," who has a 
husband living in Stockton, and the other day aired his theory 
in a long interview with a representative of the San Francisco 
"Chronicle." The good people down in Hamilton City and 
Chico, where Rev. Browne used to preach and raise cain with 
the saloonkeepers, will be shocked when they learn about his 
adventures in San Francisco. And what will Rev. Charles N. 
Lathrop say? Is his fellow in the profession right or wrong? 
Will Rev. Lathrop invoke the Redlight Abatement Act against 
the hotel where Rev. Browne shared quarters with his affinity? 
Here is food for speculation. 

When Madame Bernice de Pasquali, following the open- 
air concert at Lotta's Fountain on Christmas eve, was pro- 
claimed an honorary member of the Press Club of San Fran- 
cisco, the members and friends who had gathered at the club 
quarters on Powell street to fete the diva, arose, and, lifting 
their great beer mugs above their heads, sang: "For she's a 
jolly good fellow!" And she is. Success and universal recog- 
nition have not spoiled Madame Pasquali. She made a little 
speech to her fellow members in the club on that Christmas 
eve, and it was a witty and crisp little speech that would have 
done credit to any professional humorist. Later she sat down 
before the piano and played her own accompaniment to a few 
beautiful little songs. She made the whole affair appear like a 
little family entertainment. To crown her good fellowship she 
ragged with "Davvy" Davenport when the municipal band 
wound up the evening's entertainment with a dance. She was 
just "one of the boys" the whole evening, and about the best 
"fellow" that ever set foot in the Press Club. 

A kind lawyer has been discovered. He is R. P. Hen- 
shall, one of the attorneys employed by Loren Coburn in his 
fight for restoration to competency and the possession of his 
millions. It will be remembered that after Coburn regained 
control of his wealth he tried to skip out of paying the lawyers, 
but Henshall got a judgment against the old Croesus for $19,- 
450, and the day before Christmas the attorney attached all 
the old man's ready cash. Coburn begged Henshall to leave 
him enough ready money to buy Christmas presents, and the 
attorney — generous soul — pealed off five $20 bills and handed 
them to the millionaire so he could do his Christmas shopping. 
Coburn ought to have bought Henshall a box of Christmas 
cigars for this act of kindness. 

Senator-elect James D. Phelan is getting on in Wash- 
ington, and promises to make a name for himself and Cali- 
fornia. One of Senator Phelan's first official acts, it is learned, 
will be to go to the Dominican Republic and investigate 
charges against the American Minister there, James M. Sulli- 
van. That ought to keep him away from Washington for a few 
months. When he returns, the administration might send him 
to the Philippines to investigate the recent revolt in and around 
Manila. By the time he got through there, his term would be 
about up, and he could retire with glory and loud cheers for 
having served his State well — by staying away from Congress. 

January 2, 1915 

and California Advertiser 


"We obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 


The Orpheum. 

Alice Lloyd has returned to her first love, vaudeville, and is 
in our midst again, bringing with her a budget of brand new 
songs. She received an uproarious welcome Sunday, showing 
the affection and esteem which the enormous audience had for 
her. Alice is a wee bit plumper, but she displays the same 
daintiness and charm which has invariably proved her chief 
stock in trade. Her new songs are all bright and catchy, and 
will no doubt be whistled about town this week. As additional 
measure Miss Llowd sings "Tipperary" as if it was her own 
song, making an appropriate costume change. It was a delight- 
ful addition to her already big repertoire, and she followed 
"Tipperary" with another song which we understand the Brit- 
ish soldiers are singing, and which is presumed to be a favorite 

splendid. They are nine clever fellows, and their act is far 
out of the ordinary. It is not often that the last act on any 
Orpheum bill scores so heavily as Dunbar with his Hussars. 
Charles DeHaven opens the program with a delectable offer- 
ing of quaint dances and songs. The act is good, and easily 
passes muster. LaFrance and Bruce follow in a darkey act 
which is crowded with witty and humorous sayings. They are 
a clever team, and the audience likes them enough to call them 
back time and again. Then comes Imhoff, Conn and Coreene 
in a novelty military act, which has fun written all over it; in 
fact, the act seems constructed for laugh-making purposes only. 
A word of special praise for Roger Imhoff for his funny im- 
personation and excellent character study. Johnny Cantwell 
and Reta Walker present a diverting act entitled "Under the 

The Bell Family. Nine Brothers and Sisters. Next Week at the Orpheum. 

in the English army. It has the euphonious title of "Sister 
Susie's Sewing Shirts for Soldiers." Before we left the thea- 
tre she had us all humming it. Miss Lloyd knows how to popu- 
larize her songs. She is generous to a degree with her encores, 
and responded with one of her old favorites as a finale. This 
clever, comedienne can hold the stage about as long as she 
pleases, the audience never tiring of her. She is one of the 
best and biggest attractions which the Orpheum brings out. 
Our esteemed friend Billy B. Van, and the Beaumont Sisters, 
bring out a new act with them which has all the earmarks of 
originality and novelty about it. It affords Billy a chance to 
do a lot of foolery of his. particular kind. This comedian is in 
a class by himself. He has an odd and unique personality, at 
times reminiscent of Eddie Foy. At all events, he is a fun- 
maker pure and simple. No matter what the medium he uses, 
he always succeeds in injecting his share of the mirth, and this 
means a goodly portion of the entire act. He certainly is a 
sure cure for the blues. 

A great big hit was scored by Dunbar's "Nine White Hus- 
sars." These chaps appear in stunning costumes against a 
dark background, and open their act with an instrumental selec- 
tion, their instruments being chiefly brasses. At the conclusion 
of this number they lay aside their instruments and blossom 
out as a double vocal quartette. Their concerted singing is 

Gay White Lights" which is very entertaining. As no well or- 
dered vaudeville program nowadays seems complete without 
a tango couple on it, the honors of this week are assigned to 
Carlos Sebastian and Dorothy Bentley, who sway through the 
mazes of well known dance movements. Violinsky is a kind of 
eccentric genius who at one stage of his act succeeds in playing 
on the piano and violin at one and the same time. The whole 
program of nine acts constitutes a mammoth bill, which is one 
of the best shown here for some time. Pail Gf.rson. 


Twelfth Floor for Men 
Eleventh Floor for Women 



San Francisco News Letter 

January 2, 1915 

Wonderful Fancy Diving at Pantages. 

Lottie Mayers and her galaxy of seven water nymphs are the 
top notchers of the splendid holiday program rendered at Pan- 
tages this week. It is an exceptionally brilliant and effective 
act these daughters of Neptune perform. The stage is trans- 
formed into an immense swimming tank, into which the statu- 
esque young ladies dive in a dozen different fashions, and then 
Ihey romp in the water just as if they were having a swimming 
party out at Seal Rocks. Before they begin making the fancy 
plunges into the splashing tank, Miss Mayers and her com- 
panions appear in beautiful silhouette posings, an introduction 
that could in fact pass for a very beautiful little show in itself. 
Miss Mayers holds several medals for fancy diving, and she 
certainly is the most skillful performer in this line that has 
ever appeared in San Francisco. 

It has been a long time since we heard that once popular 
song, "Waiting at the Church." So many other songs have 
come into public favor since its tones were heard in every city 
and village throughout the United States that it has gradually 
passed into oblhion, like "Daisy Bell" and other "once wases." 
But "Waiting at the Church" is revived at Pantages this week, 
and by no othor than Laurie Ordway, who is well known to 
patrons of this theatre from previous appearances on its stage. 
The resurrection of "Waiting at the Church" has made Miss 
Ordway more popular than ever on her present tour of the cir- 
cuit, for it is a song that everybody likes to hear, and especially 
when Miss Ordway sings it. She is one of the best-liked 
comediennes that ever played the Pantages circuit. 

Carl Victor with his 'cello is proving a very popular attrac- 
tion this week. He is an artist of very high order, and his ex- 
quisite rendition of "The Rosary" puts the audience in a de- 
lightful trance from which they are loath to awaken. He ren- 
ders this selection with illustrations, as it were, it being ac- 
companied by living statuary and electrical effects. 

Violet Neitz, Jack Phipps and a select cast present a scream- 
ingly funny comedy playlet portraying the adventures of a 
Western girl in Eastern society. It would be a pity to miss 
this. "A Strenuous Daisy" is its title. DeWitt Young and his 
sisters have some remarkable novelties in juggling. They can 
juggle 'most anything. They begin with a feather and gradu- 
ally work up to sofas and bedsteads. Davis and Walker pre- 
sent the "corkscrew" dance, which is so different from any 
dance ever seen here that it would not surprise us if society 
took it up as a fad. These two nimble dancers have many other 
surprises in addition to the "corkscrew." All through the pro- 
gram is very well adapted for a holiday week, when audiences 
always expect something out of the ordinary. a. g. a. 

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Coming Symphony Programs. — Friday afternoon, January 
8th, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Henry Hadley, 
conductor, will give the first symphony concert of the New 
Year at the Cort Theatre. The programs for the five subscrip- 
tion concerts, which will have the assistance of three of the 
world's greatest instrumental artists, follow : 

Sixth Concert, Friday afternoon, January 8th, at three 
o'clock: Symphony No. 3, F Major, Opus 90, Brahms (Alle- 
gro Con Brio, Andante, Poco Allegretto, Allegro); Serenade 
No. 3, D Minor for String Orchestra, Opus 69, Volkmann 
(Lhargetto, Non Troppo-Andante Expressivo, Prestissimo, Al- 
legro Non Tanto-Andante Expressivo); (Violoncello Obligato 
by Mr. Arthur Hadley) ; Symphonic Suite, "Scheherazade" (af- 
ter the "Thousand Nights and a Night"), Opus 35, Rimsky- 
Korsakow. (No encores.) 

Seventh Concert, Friday afternoon, January 22d, at three 
o'clock: Overture to "Genoveva," Opus 81, Schumann; Sym- 
phony No. 1, E Flat Major, "The Rustic Wedding," Opus 26, 
Goldmark (Wedding March, with Variations, Bridal Song! 
Serenade, In the Garden, Dance) ; Tone Poem, "Salome," Had- 

Eighth Concert, Friday afternoon, February 5th, at three 
o'clock: Soloist, Albert Spaulding, violinist; Symphony No. 5, 
C Minor, Opus 67, Beethoven (Allegro Con Brio, Andante Con 
Moto, Allegro, Finale) ; Concerto for Violin, Opus 64, Men- 
delssohn (Allegro Molto Appassionato, Andante-Allegro Molto 
Vivace); Mr. Spaulding; Comedy Overture, "The Pierrot of 
the Minute," Bantock (new, first time in San Francisco.) (No 

Ninth Concert, Friday afternoon, February 19th, at three 
o'clock: Soloist, Josef Lhevinne, pianist; Symphony No. 4, 
"Italian," A Major, Opus 90, Mendelssohn (Allegro Vivace, 
Andante Con Moto, Con Moto Moderato, Saltarello) ; Concerto 
for Pianoforte, No. 1, E Flat, Liszt, Mr. Lhevinne; Symphonic 
Poem, "Don Juan," Opus 20, Strauss. (No encores.) 

Tenth Concert, Friday afternoon, March 5th, at three o'clock : 
Soloist, Efrem Zimbalist, violinist; Symphony No. 2, E Minor, 
Opus 27, Rachmaninow (Largo-Allegro Moderato, Allegro 
Molto, Adagio, Allegro Vivace); Concerto for Violin, D 
Major, Opus 77, Brahms (Allegro Non Troppo, Adagio, Al- 
legro, Giocoso, Ma Non Troppo Vivace) ; Mr. Zimbalist; Sym- 
phonic Poem, No. 3, "Les Preludes," Liszt. 

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Columbia Theatre. — Henry Miller and his special company 
of nearly fifty will arrive here direct from New York City this 
Sunday, and on the following day, Monday, January 4th, will 
open an engagement at the Columbia Theatre, presenting for 
the first time in the West Jean Webster's successful comedy, 
"Daddy Long-Legs." Mr. Miller's appearance in the title role 
of the now famous comedy will in no way affect the present 
record-breaking run of the comedy at the Gaiety Theatre in 
New York. The vogue of the original novel and' the tremen- 
dous success achieved by the play founded on it are known to 
readers and playgoers alike. It is an interesting fact that Mr. 
Miller will be seen for the first time in a role originally written 
for his use. "Daddy Long-Legs" is familiar to the novel read- 
ing world, and, as a book, it has been widely praised for its 
beautiful sentiment and rollicking fun. Matinees will be given 
on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

The final performance of "The Yellow Ticket," Michael 
Morton's sensational success, will be given at the Columbia 
Theatre this Sunday night. Belle Mitchell and the other mem- 
bers of the exceptionally fine cast offer a performance quite 

Orpheum. — Alice Lloyd, who is repeating her former tri- 
umphs at the Orpheum, will begin the last week of her engage- 
ment next Sunday matinee. The remainder of the program 
will include seven new acts and one holdover. 

The Bell Family, consisting of nine brothers and sisters, hail 
from Mexico, and present a musical offering in vaudeville. 

Henry Miller, who plays "Daddy Long-Legs" at the Columbia 
Theatre, commencing Monday, January 4th 

January 2, 1915 

and California Advertiser 


They also sing a number of their native songs and perform 
several national danes. 

Florenz Kolb and Adelaide Hailand will introduce a musical 
satire called "Evolution," the dates of which are 1860 and 

Pierre Pelletier and his company will present a thrilling 
comedy and dramatic play of the New York underworld by 
Harold Selman entitled "The 10:40 West." 

The Spinette Quintette, three young men and two women, 
are described as upside down dancers. The three male 
dancers stand on their heads on stools fixed under pedestals 
with a floor roof on which they dance. On the top side of the 
roof on two pedestals dance the two girls. 

Chinko, the youthful juggling genius, will perform a number 
of novel equilibristic and juggling feats of an astounding 

Minnie Kaufman, lady trick cyclist, will introduce a mar- 
velous act which combines grace, skill and daring. 

Johnny Cantwell and Reta Walker will amuse with their 
musical sketch, "Under the Gay White Lights," and the Avon 
Comedy Four, Goodman, Kaufman, Smith and Dale will ap- 
pear in the farce, "The New Teacher," which is an excellent 
vehicle for the introduction of comedy and song. 

The People's Philharmonic Orchestra. — A special program 
of Italian music has been arranged for the eighth symphony 
concert by the People's Philharmonic Orchestra, to be given 
at Pavilion Rink, Sutter and Pierce streets, Thursday evening, 
January 7th. A feature that makes the program especially in- 
teresting is that the different numbers have been requested by 
the most prominent Italian members of the People's Philhar- 
monic Orchestra Association, principally opera, for Italy is the 
land of opera. An added grand attraction will be the partici- 
pation of two of the principals of the Bevani Opera Company, 
through the delightful courtesy of Mr. Alessandro Bevani. Miss 
Alice Gentle will sing a soprano solo, and Mr. Paolo Gallazzi 
and Miss Gentle will sing a duet. Over one hundred members 
of the Italian colony are lending their' efforts to make this 
Italian night the most notable concert of the series. 


Old friend of mine, you were dear to my heart, 

Long, long, ago, long ago. 
Little did we think of a time when we should part, 

Long, long, ago, long ago. 
Hand clasped in hand through the world we would go, 
Down our old untrodden path the wild weeds grow! 
Great was the love 'twixt us; bitter was the smart; 

Old friend of mine long ago. 

Patient watch I kept for you many, many a day, 

Long, long, ago, long ago; 
Waited and wept for you, far, far away, 

Long, long, ago, long ago; 
Merry came each May-tide, green leaves would start; 
Never came my old friend back to my heart, 
Lonely I went on my weary, weary way, 

Old friend of mine long ago. 

Oft as I muse at the shadow nightfall 
Over the dear Long Ago, 
Borne on tears arises the dark pall, 
Fallen on my heart long ago. 
Love is not dead, though we wander apart; 
How I could clasp you, old friend, to my heart! 
Barriers lie between us, but God knoweth all, 
Old friend of mine long ago. 

— Gerald Massey. 

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Henry Haoley Conductor. 

Grand Opera at the Alcazar. — On Monday night, January 4th, 
the Alessandro Bevani Opera Company will inaugurate a sea- 
son of grand opera in Italian at the Alcazar Theatre. They will 
present an extensive repertoire consisting of all the standard 
and favorite operas, with an ensemble of distinguished soloists, 
chorus, ballet and orchestra, at popular prices. Matinees will 
be given on Thursday and Saturday afternoons. The princi- 
pals are : Soprani, Johanna Kristoffy, Emilia Vergeri and Hazel 
Sanborne; mezzo soprani, Alice Gentle and Bernice Holmes; 
tenori, Fausto Castellani, Guiseppe Opezzo, Umberto Sacchetti. 
Mario Cavadori and Guglielmo Guiliani; baritoni, Michele 
Giovacchini, Paolo Gallazzi and David Silva; bassi, Pietro di 
Biasi, Joseph Florian and Robert Corruccini; prima ballerina, 
Ina Caldwell; conductors, Cav. Arturo Bovi and Luigi Roccia. 
The repertoire includes Otello, Aida, Un Ballo in Maschera. 
La Tosca, Carmen, La Favorita, Lucia, Faust, II Trovatore, La 
Boheme, Heriodiade, Rigoletto, Madame Butterfly, La Traviata. 
Ernani, Thais, Cavalleria Rusticana, I'Pagliacci, Martha, Fra 
Diavolo and others. 

The following attractive lines were sent to thousands of 

customers of Brown-Forman Company, distillers of Old For- 
ester whisky, during the holidays: "1870-1915. New Year 
Greeting — The ancients had a proverb that 'He is fortunate 
who possesses wealth; he is more fortunate who achieves suc- 
cess; he who possesses both is rich indeed; yet he who may 
rightly claim one true and faithful friend is richer than all 
three.' It pleases us to count nearly all our customers friends; 
most of them have been on our books for some years. We wish 
them all a Happy New Year and all three of these blessings 
Brown-Forman Co., distillers Old Forester Whisky, Louisville. 

Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets; also at Fairmont Hotel. 



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Thirty-five Minutes From San Francisco 

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San Francisco News Letter 

January 2, 1915 


P.RADLEY-DUKE. — From Reno, Nev., comes word of the engagement of 
Miss Dita Bradley and Dean Duke. The wedding will be an evenl 
of the week at the home of the bride's parents, Mr, and Mrs. Jeffer- 
son D. Bradley. Miss Bradley has visited frequently in San Fran- 
cisco and in the bay cities, and received her education in Berkeley. 
Duke is interested in the cattle business, and lives in the northern 
part of the State. 

FLOOD -COSTE3ULO. — Mrs. Emmeline Flood has announced the engage- 
ment of her daughter. Miss Geraldine Flood, to Joseph Costello. The 
marriage is to be an event of the early spring. The bride-elect is 
the sister of Misses Minola and Claire Flood. She is popular with a 
wide circle of friends in this city. Costello is the brother of Miss 
Alice Costello and of Richard and Francis Costello. 

GBRSON-ELUS. — The announcement of the betrothal of Miss Florence 
Gerson and Clarence E. F. Ellis was made this week. Miss Gerson is 
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. .Samuel Gerson. Ellis is the son of 
Mrs. James Ellis, 

SPALDING-BODE. — The engagement of Miss Helen Sevier Spalding and 
Ensign Howard Douglas Bode was announced in Honolulu during the . 
past week. Miss Spalding is a daughter of Mr. ana Mrs. Edward 
Irwin Spalding and a grandnieee of the late "William G. Irwin and a 
cousin of Mrs. Tempieton Crocker. Ensign Bode is a son of Mr. and 
Mrs. August Bode of Cincinnati. 

tl'CKER-bowhay. — Formal announcement is made of the engage- 
ment of Miss Kathryn Tucker and Leonard A. Bowhay. the news hav- 
ing been told in notes received by the friends of the bride-elect on 
Christmas morning. Miss Tucker is the daughter of Mr. and Mis. 
J. D. Tucker. Tucker is United States Land Commissioner of the 
Hawaiian Islands. The marriage will be an event of the early spring, 

I'NGER-WARD. — An engagement that is of interest to a wide circle of 
friends is that of Miss Claire linger and Edward Ward. It was an- 
nounced at a tea given a few days ago by Mrs. Roger Lennon, at her 
home on Hyde street. Miss Unger is the daughter of Mr. and 
Cress Unger of this city, and a niece of Frank Unger. The wedding 
will be solemnized in January. 


ARRYNSON-LISBERGER. — From Baltimore comes news of the engage- 
ment of Miss Carolyn Arrynson and Sylvan J. Lisberger. son of Mr. 
and Mrs. D. S. Lisberger of San Francisco. The date of the wedding 
is January 10th, at the home of the bride's parents, Dr, and Mrs. 
Lewis Arrynson, in Baltimore. 

WTEGANI-T-SEARLE.— The date, for the wedding of Miss Florence Wie- 
gandt to Russell Searle has been set for January 11th. The ceremony 
will take place at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Ida Wiegandt 
on Buena Vista avenue, Alameda. 


JACKSON-BATJMBERGER^-A Yuletlde wedding of considerable h 

was celebrated last, week on Wednesday, when Miss Alberta L. Jack- 
son became the bride of J. Percy Baumberger. The ceremony was 
performed at the First Presbyterian Church. The bride has just com- 
pleted her studies at Miss Hamlin's school. The bridegroon 
dent at Harvard University. 

MITCHELL- ALLEN. — Society was treated to a surprise in the news that 
the marriage of Miss Gertrude Idelle Mitchell and Dr. Warren i 
rett Allen, which was scheduled for February, took place December 
19th, with only members of the immediate families in attendance. 
The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. P. Collins at the home of 
the biide's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mitchell, on Clay street. 
Dr. and Mrs. Allen are passing their honeymoon in Southern Cali- 
fornia, and on their return will make their home in Oakland. 

SALYATOR-WIGGER.— Miss Anna M. Salvator of the Potter Hotel and 
Mr. Wigger, private secretary to Milo M. Potter, quietly slipped out 
of Santa Barbara recently and were married in Los Angeles. 

ROGERS. — Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Rogers held an anniversary reception on 
New Year's day in honor of their silver weddiug, at their home on 


LEERING. — Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Deering entertained Sir Forbes- 
Robertson at a luncheon party in his honor on Sunday. 

WALLER. — Miss Evelyn Waller gave a luncheon on Thursday afternoon 
in honor of Miss Jeannette Bertheau. A number of the sub-debu- 
tante set were asked. 


POMEROY.— Miss Dorothy Berry, who returned recently from Europe, 
was the complimented guest at a tea given Sunday by Mrs. Carter 
Pitkin Pomeroy at her home on Clay street. 

JONES. — Mis- Helen Jones was hostess Thursday evening at a dinner 

which she gave at her home in Buchanan street preceding the d 

of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. G. Miller at Century Hall. 
MOODY. — In compliment to Miss Evelyn Ci Ingham and Joseph A. 

Donofioe, Jr., whose engagement was announced some weeks ago. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Moody were hosts at dinner Tuesday night. 

POPE. — Mr. and Mrs. George A. Pope have closed their home in I 

game and an' occupying their residenc Paciflt avenue. Thi 

tertained a number of young people at a dinner which they gave Fri- 
dav. January 1st. 

SCOTT. — Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Seott gave a dinner at their home in 
Burlingame on Sunday night, in honor of the distinguished English 
ai:tur. Sii Foi h'.'S-lti.i.iertson. 

SHEEN.—- Captain and Mrs. Henry H. Sheen ■-■''.< a dinner party at the 
Cliff I rouse on Thursday evening in honor of a number of their army 

wiutney. — In honor of her niece. Miss Beryl Chadwlck, Mrs. J. Par- 
ker Whitney was hostess at a dinner at the Pj in 

iBBOTTS. — Last Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. Abbotts gave an In- 
formal ■ lane.- at their home in Yallejo street. Their hom< .. - artisti- 
cally decorated with miniature Christmas trees, wrei English 

CIVIC EXPOSITION BALL.— On January 9th, with the grand opening of 
the new Auditorium with a mask ball— known as the Civic Exposition 
Ball— society will realize its responsibilities as "hostess to the whole 
world." it will be one of the most brilliant balls Ban EVanclso 
ever known, and that is saying much. At present it occupies the 
plans of every one having any pretention to "Society" spelled with 
. a capital "S." 

CLARK.— In I to their little daughter. Miss Dorothy Clark. 

Dr. and Mrs. John Rodgers Clark entertained at an informal dai 
party Monday evening at their home in Gough street 

L'E YOUNG.— Mr. and Mrs. M. H. de Young gave an elaborafc parts " 
Thursdaj evening of this week, their annual New Year'e pari 

i u hat more elaborate this year than usus raJ of their 

young friends gave a vaudeville program by way of divertlssi 
I,, e i i" dancing began. 

1 1 AX< 'i i Ki'T. — Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hanchett gave a dancing party Mon- 
ii night for the school friends of their daughters, the Misses 
and i i llanchette, with some sixty or seventy of the boys and girls 
of the same age as their gn 

MASK VND FOLLEES DANCING CI#UB.— Owing to the fact that I 

which will mark the opening of the new Civic Auditorium will be 
> on the evening of January ftth, the third meeting of the Mask 
and Follies l lancing Club, which was scheduled for thai evening 
will take place Saturday evening instead. 

MILLER.— On Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. C. O. G. Miller entertained the 

sub-debutante set at a dance at the Century Club, havfrj 

the entire club. 
O'BRIEN. — Tuesday evening Miss Gertrude O'Brien gave an Lnl 

.i ,,■:,,- party, entertaining the youngei ael 
PIEDMONT. ■ it Friday afternoon three "th< 

held, Mr. and Mrs. Wiekhani Havens, Mrs. William IIinekle> 

and Mrs. Charles Fennel! presiding. 

,--In Oakland on Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Requa - 

dance In honor of Miss Amy Requa, 
tayl< (R, — Mr. and .Mrs. "William Hinckley Taylor entertained their 

friends at a dansant at their home in Piedmont on New rear 1 

WILLS.— On Thursday. H. W. Wills was host to a number of his friends 

at the Hotel Bellovue. the evening being spent in dancing. 

WYMORE. — Dr. and Mrs. William Watson Wymore will be hosts at a 
New Year's party at their home on Castro Street 






Charles Meinecke & Co. 

MINTS P.eine Coast 314 SACRAMENTO ST., S. P. 

January 2, 1915 

and California Advertiser 



PALACE HOTEL. The danaanl at the Palace last Saturday was most 
the handsome ballroom being used In place of the sun 

i the tea dam es ai e to be held In the ballroom, .■* ei , 
■ ■ elating the i bangs so much that It was decided to make h 

en ■ 


O'BRIEN. —Miss Gertrude O'Brien was hostess at a theatre party Monday 
evening, Mr. and Mrs, Bernard Ford acting as chaperons. 


CROCKER. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Templeton Crocker were hosts at the 
New Year's eve party at the Hotel St. Francis Thursday evening 1 . 

SCHWERIN.— Miss Arabella Schwertn was formally introduced to society 
Mondai evening at a delightful ball which her parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Renin'..- Pierre Schwerin gave at the St, Francis Hotel. Miss Schwerin 
made a very charming debutante. 


CROCKER.— The Misses Ethel and Helen Crocker are home from New 
York, passing the holiday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. 
Crocker, at Hillsborough. 

MONTAGUE. — Mr. W. W. Montague and his niece, Miss Alexina "Wright, 
are established for the winter at the Hotel Granada, having spent 
several months at their ranch in Santa Clara County. 

OXNARD. — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oxnard have returned from their travels, 
which included a visit in New York and New Orleans. 

SPROCLE. — Mr. and Mrs. William Sproule have returned from "Wyoming. 
whore they have been passing the holidays. 


The first official dedication of any Exposition building and a 
prelude to the glories of 1915 are heralded to the world in the 
proclamations of Charles C. Moore, President of the Panama- 
Pacific International Exposition, and James Rolph, Jr., Mayor 
of the city of San Francisco, setting aside the night of Satur- 
day, January 9, 1915, as the date for the official dedication of 
the Municipal Auditorium at the Civic Center. The event will 
be the most brilliant in the history of the Exposition up to this 
time. Invitations have been sent to the Mayors of all the 
Pacific Coast cities and to all the dignitaries and diplomats 
who have been connected with the building of the Exposition. 

The ceremonies will begin in the Auditorium at 8:30 o'clock 
on the evening of January 9th, and continue until 10:30, when 
the evening will be given over to a fancy dress ball, to which 
all are invited. 

Among all the functions and ceremonies of the Panama- 
Pacific International Exposition, this Auditorium ball stands 
forth as the one great event which will signify to the world the 
opening of the Exposition, that San Francisco is ready and 
prepared to meet the millions of visitors who are thronging to 
her gates, that not only is the Exposition finished and com- 
pleted in every detail, but that despite the war, foreign partici- 
pation has continued unabated. 

The new Auditorium in the Civic Center 

BAH EH i i. In ton and Waksfli Id Baker loft Thui 

where thi 1 1 1 i, \\ akejfli Id Baker. 

.v Mrs. James . Helen K.-. 

lasl they will remain until 

KOL.PH I ih. .ir.. will spend a feu 

i Tuesday to ant at the ceremonies It 

to the I II ion. 

Mi and Mrs Budoli ■ and their ohlMi 

Saturday t'"i Del Mont*, where they will spend this week. 

regret of s host of Mends, Mr. and Mrs A 
Taylor sailed for Honolulu on Wednesday. 


Into the home In Broadway of the Missel Jolllffe. who have r, 
t Franklin. 
HOPKINS. Mr. and Mrs William Hopkins will accon id Mrs 

I to Honolulu shortly. 
KOHL. — Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Kohl have Issued Invit , musl- 

.1 an 1 1 

ON. Mr. and Mrs Harry Morton have issued invitations for a 
dinner that will »t their home on Buchanan street on the 

evening of January 6th. 
TF.VIS.— Mr. and Mrs. William nd their sons, the Menv 

ire enjoying the holidays at 
their ranch In Bakei 
Tevis -lado. 

Everybody is invited to the ball, and it is expected to make 
the evening a momentous one in the history of San Francisco 
and California. A brilliant pageant of all nations will be a 
teature of the ball, in which will be given the famous dances of 
all nations. Jewels from the Tower of Jewels will be used to 
decorate the dress of some of the dancers, and a brilliant cal- 
cium spot light will be used to throw into high relief the figures 
of the girls. 

All the funds derived from the sale of seats and boxes at 
ihe Municipal Auditorium ball will be used to furnish and equip 
the building. The general admission will be $1.00, which will 
admit dancers to the dancing floor. The following is the scale 
of prices for boxes and the upper portion of the Auditorium : 
Boxes, each containing eight chairs. $50 apiece; reserved seats, 
$2.50 and $1.50. 

It is anticipated that the demand for seats and boxes will be 
unsurpassed, and reservations should be made without delay, 
and may be had by applying at Sherman, Clay & Company, 
San Francisco. 

On a chilly winter day there is nothing that warms you 

up like a steaming cup of coffee or tea with fresh, crisp rolls. 
The Vienna Cafe. 171 OTarrell street, is famous for this com- 
bination at 10 cents per. 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 2, 1915 




More than local attention has been called to the fact that the 
school board at Vancouver, B. C, turned down American com- 
panies on the placing of $600,000 of insurance on the public 
school buildings. The insurance will be given exclusively to 
British and Canadian companies. This action was taken after 
protests were made by a delegation headed by A. W. Ross, sec- 
retary of the Mainland Fire Underwriters, and J. J. Banfield. 
Their argument was that a portion at least should be under- 
written by American companies, that being the practice, and 
further that American insurance companies had dealt loyally, 
from an insurance standpoint, with the British companies during 
the present war, especially when through an apprehension that, 
owing to war conditions, the financial condition of British com- 
panies might b: impaired, the American companies had circu- 
larized the people of the United States, correcting this impres- 
sion and urging that insurance carried by British companies be 


* * * 

Through a regrettable oversight, due to unusual pressure of 
work, the California Insurance Company was not mentioned in 
the review of the California insurance business which appeared 
in the "News Letter's" Christmas number for 1914. Of course, 
everybody knows that the California Insurance Company is do- 
ing a rustling business, but that does not exonerate us from re- 
sponsibility for this unfortunate error. The California Insur- 
ance Company is one of the soundest insurance organizations in 
San Francisco, and does a flourishig business at 550 Sacra- 
mento street, with G. W. Brooks as secretary. After the great 
fire in 1906 the company paid all claims, amounting to $1,847,- 
000, dollar for dollar. The company is as strong as the strong- 
est, and every policy is guaranteed not only by the assets of the 
company, but also by the individual wealth of the stockholders, 
estimated at $50,000,000. The policies of this company are 
recommended and endorsed by every reliable bank and financial 
institution on the Pacific Coast. 

* * * 

Former Assistant Chief Whyler, of Cleveland, Ohio, who, 
some time ago, was compelled to leave the service, after being 
overcome by gas, is rapidly regaining his lost health at Ocean 
Park. He is planning to establish a fire prevention bureau on 
ihe coast which will give daily protection from fire through in- 
spection to all large concerns and public buildings. Although 
much interested in this, Whyler's principal topic is the pulmo- 
tor, which he caused to be brought into use in Cleveland, and 
which saved his own life, after eighteen hours' continual use. 
"Just think," said Whyler, "if I had not fought as hard as I 
did to get the pulmotor for Cleveland, I probably would be 
dead now. It's wonderful that the very life saver for which I 
fought should have saved my own life." 

* r- * 

At the meeting of the Southern California Legislators on 
December 19th, various civic and business questions were 
brought before them for their future attention. A committee 
from the Life Underwriters, consisting of F. E. McMullen, 
Geo. A. Rathbun and I. J. Muma, presented the forthcoming in- 
troduction of an "Anti-Rebate Bill," a bill to prevent the mis- 
representation of agents, and a bill to regulate the licensing of 

* * * 

C. R. Harold, one of the veteran specials residing at Seattle, 
who elected some years ago to retire from the peaceful pursuit 
of managing the fire insurance department for one of Seattle's 
local agencies, has returned to his old life through accepting 
an appointment as special agent for the Fire Association of 
Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Underwriters. 

* » * 

C. A. Crown, who has been in charge of the insurance depart- 
ment of the Hollingsworth Company for several years, has re- 
signed and is now associated with Alfred G. Blair, general agent 
for Southern California for the Casualty Company of America, 
located in the Merchants' National Bank building. 

Fernando Somoza Vivas, Consul-General for Honduras at San 
Francisco, formally charged with arson following an investi- 
gation by the police into the origin of a fire which recently 
partially destroyed his house, will be turned over to the United 
States authorities for trial. He carried twenty-five hundred 
insurance. Oil soaked papers were found in the garret, and 
the detectives declare that evidence was found indicating the 
fire to have been deliberately planned. 

* * * 

The Pacific Surety Company of California has been ordered 
by the Superior Court to account to Lloyd, Spengler & Lloyd, 
its former general agents, for commissions received and not 
paid over after the surety company attempted to cancel their 
general agents' contract. The trial has extended over a year. 
Another suit to recover damages for breach of the contract is 
still pending. 


Statement of Assets and Liabilities 

December 31, 1913 


State, City and Railroad Bonds . 
Cash in Bank, on hand and with English 
Bankers .... 
Uncollected Premiums 
Due for accrued Interest and other Assets 







Reinsurance Reserve 

Amount required to pay all reported and 

known Losses, net . 
Taxes, Return Premiums, Reinsurance and 

other unpaid Claims 
Original Deposit and Undivided Profits 





Under the United States "Lli . the liability oi each Subscriber Is UN- 

LIMITED for carl, hia proportion of every rlsfe written, makinj on to the 

original deposits and undivided profits, an ENORMOUS PROTECTION lor the 
policy holder and FAR IN EXCESS of Unit afforded under the policy 


1863 1915 


Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. 

Capital $1,500,000 Assets, $10,000,000 


California and Sansome Streets, San Francisco, California. 

Pacific Coast Casualty Company 

(Bast In the West) 

Employers' Liability, General Liability. Teams. Elevator. Workmen's 
Collective. Vessels. Automobile. Burglary, Plate mass. Accident and Health 
Insurance. Fidelity and Surety Bonds. 

T. L. Miller, President: L. B. Hoge, General Manager Accident an 
Heslth Department. 

Head Office— Merchants' Exchange Buiiaing. San Francisco 

The Connecticut Fire Ins. Co. 




The Insurance Exchange, San Francisco 

Benjamin J. Smith, Manager Guy Francis, Asst. Manager 

The West Coast Life Ins. Co. 


A strong, well managed Institution: organized under the rigid Insurance 
laws of California. Its policy forms are clear and explicit, and define and 
guard the Interests of policy-holders as do those of no other company 
Ask any agent, or write the company for sample of policy forms. 

January 2, 1915 

and California Advertiser 


Suit for an accounting against the Pacific Surety Company, 
involving $150,000 in insurance premiums, has been won by 
Lloyd, Spengler & Lloyd, after a fight in the courts that has 
lasted for nearly two years. Judgment was rendered for the 
plaintiffs by Judge Cerf. F. B. Lloyd formerly was president 
of the Pacific Surety Company, but when the stock control of 
the company passed into the hands of a syndicate of Los An- 
geles capitalists, Lloyd was ousted and the books were closed 
to him. He was denied a settlement, according to his com- 
plaint, and brought court action to secure the accounting. The 
company has since quit business, but holds the assets, and 
Lloyd has become identified with the Pacific Coast Casualty 
Company. The premiums which he claims from the defunct 
concern were earned, he declares, through the general agency 
which Lloyd, Spengler & Lloyd conducted at that time. 

Each year the Home Insurance Company remembers its 
friends and patrons with a handsome Christmas present, and 
this tradition was also observed this last Christmas when a 
beautiful collapsible drinking cup formed the gift, an article 
that is exceedingly useful in this age of travel when everybody 
should possess his own drinking cup. 

* * * 

Temporary President W. R. Porter of the Panama-Pacific In- 
surance Club announces that the official existence of the club 
will date from January 1st with one hundred and twenty-one 
prominent San Francisco insurance men as charter members. 

* * * 

J. C. Howard, recently with the May, Oatway Fire Alarm 
System at Los Angeles, has been engaged as general adjuster 
by the George H. Tyson general agency. He was formerly 
with Mr. Tyson as special agent. 

* * * 

Jno. W. Byrnes, for several years connected with the Board 
of Fire Underwriters of the Pacific, has been engaged by Miller, 
Henley & Scott as special agent. He will cover Southern Cali- 
fornia for the Western and Firemen's Underwriters. 

* * * 

John T. Fogarty, former deputy collector of port and at pres- 
ent assistant Pacific Coast manager of the Royal and Queen, has 
been appointed to the three year term of Mayor Rolph's new 

fire commission, and elected president. 

» * • 

L. B. Messier, whose resignation as superintendent of agents 
for the San Francisco Life was announced last week, has 
accepted a similar appointment by the West Coast Life, and 

assumed the duties of the office on January 1st. 

* * » 

The Guardian Casualty and Guaranty of Salt Lake City an- 
nounces its withdrawal from both the Casualty Underwriters' 
Association of California and the Workmen's Compensation 

Service Bureau. 

* • • 

J. M. Hoyt has resigned the assistant secretaryship of the 
Pacific Coast Casualty to take charge of the Fidelity & Cas- 
ualty's casualty department at San Francisco, succeeding Chas. 

O. Hawley. 

* • • 

The Georgia Casualty of Macon will enter California next 


* • • 

The Pacific Mutual Life has adopted the new industrial 
manual of the Health and Accident Underwriters' Conference. 

With the grand Auditorium dedication masque ball 

drawing near, it is time to select costumes for the event. "What 
shall I wear?" is the perplexing problem that confronts many 
who have decided to attend this great gala affair. A short cut 
to a satisfactory solution is to call at Goldstein & Co., the well 
known costumers in the Lincoln Building, 883 Market street. 
They have made all preparations to supply suitable costumes 
for the Auditorium ball, and are ready to help their customers 
with suggestions. This firm numbers among its permanent 
customers the Alcazar Theatre, for which establishment they 
furnish all the costumes and wigs. If you consult Goldstein's, 
you are sure to get a costume you will like, and one that will 
be admired by your friends. 


California has had the misfortune to lose within an interim 
of less than a week three of its very best citizens. John Muir, 
America's greatest naturalist, died at Los Angeles on Decem- 
ber 24th, and three days later Archbishop Patrick William 
Riordan of the Roman Catholic See of San Francisco passed 
away peacefully after a brief illness in this city. Attorney 
Harry T. Creswell died last Tuesday. 

John Muir was born in Dunbar, Scotland, April 21, 1838, and 
was educated in Scotland and at the University of Wisconsin. 
He came to California in 1880 to regain health lost in a tropic 
expedition, and here he met Miss Louise Strentzel, whom he 
married. Since then his permanent home was in California. 
Mrs. Muir died in 1905. Muir took part in many expeditions, 
including one to the Arctic in search of the lost De Long ex- 
pedition, and one from Cape Colony through the heart of Af- 
rica to Victoria Nyanza. He loved the trees and the flowers, 
and spent much of his time camping, and his writings on natu- 
ral history have been a noteworthy addition to American let- 
ters. He was the first to make known to the world the beauties 
of Yosemite Valley. He gave his name to Muir Glacier and 
Muir Woods. The cause of death was pneumonia. 

Archbishop Riordan was born August 27, 1841, at Chatham, 
New Brunswick. He attended Notre Dame University at South 
Bend, Ind., and was chosen as one of the twelve young men who 
formed the first class that was sent to the American College 
at Rome in December, 1859. He completed his studies at the 
University of Louvain, and was ordained a priest at Mechlin, 
Belgium, on June 10, 1865. On his return to the United States 
he became professor of theology at the Seminary of St. Mary 
of the Lake, Chicago. He came to San Francisco in 1883, as 
coadjutor to Archbishop Joseph Sadoc Alemany, whom he 
succeeded upon the latter's death the following year. His work 
in building up the Roman Catholic Church in San Francisco is 
remarkable, and his activities in philanthropic undertakings 
earned for him the highest respect from people of all de- 
nominations, including Protestant and Jewish clergymen who 
have paid very high tributes to his memory. Archbishop Rior- 
dan was beloved by all San Francisco, and he had close friends 
in every part of the world. 

Harry T. Creswell, one of the best known lawyers and 
political figures of San Francisco, died at his home, 2412 Web- 
ster street, last Tuesday, after an illness lasting several months. 
Mr. Creswell was born in Alabama in 1850, and came to San 
Francisco in 1888. A strong Democrat, he soon entered poli- 
tics, and in 1892 was elected City and County Attorney of San 
Francisco, in which capacity he served three terms. Later he 
went into partnership with the late John Garber, and the law 
firm of Garber, Creswell and Garber soon gained control of a 
very large portion of the lucrative practice of the State. His 
last public office was that of a Police Commissioner, which he 
resigned during the Schmitz administration on account of his 
objection to the continuance in office of Chief Dinan. His last 
political task was that of a delegate to the Democratic Na- 
tional Convention at Baltimore, where he first supported Champ 
Clark, but later switched over to Wilson. He is survived by a 
widow, a son and a daughter. 

The Pacific Gas & Electric Company has issued a beau- 
tiful souvenir book containing holiday greetings to its friends 
and patrons, and profusely illustrated with handsome color 
plates. It is a work of high artistic merit, and deserves a place 
on the library table. Among the color plates are the Electra 
power-house, Cordelia sub-station. De Sabla power-house, Pat- 
terson Ranch pumping plant. Centerville power-house. Spauld- 
ing Dam spillway, San Rafael sub-station, Brown's Valley 
Ditch and the Champion Mine in Nevada County. 


As twilight deepened, he and she 
Were sitting in the balcony — 
They were together, side by side. 
To hold her hand he vainly tried. 
"Oh. no," said she. "I never could 
Permit you to; no la 
Besides." she a rget 

Tis hardly dark en 

— Eugene C. Dnlson in i 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 2, 1915 

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They were foes as they fell in that frontier fight, 

They were friends as they lay with their wounds unbound, 

Waiting the dawn of their last morning-light. 
It was silence all, save a shuddering sound 
From the souls of the dying that rose around ; 

And the heart of the one to the other cried, 

As closer they drew, and their arms enwound, 

"There will be no war on the Other Side." 

And the souls of the dying mounted high 

It seemed they could hear the long farewell! 
Then together they spake, and they questioned why — 

Since they hated not — why this evil befell? 

And neither the Frank nor the German could tell 
Wherefore themselves and their countrymen died. 

But they said that Hereafter in peace they should dwell— 
"There will be no war on the Other Side." 

As they languished there on that field accurst, 

With their wounds unbound, in their mortal pain, 
Spake one to the other, "I faint from thirst!" 

And the other made answer, "What drops remain 

In my water-flask thou shalt surely drain!" 
As he lifted the flask the other replied, 

"I pledge thee in this till we meet again — 
There will be no war on the Other Side!" 

And it came to pass as the night wore deep 

That fever through all their veins was fanned, 
So that visions were theirs (yet not from sleep), 

And each was flown to his own loved land. . . . 

But, rousing again, one murmured, "Thy hand! 
Thou art my brother — naught shall divide ; 

Something went wrong . . . but understand, 
There will be no war on the- Other Side." 

Comrades of peace, we can give but our tears 

As we look on the waste of the human tide . . 
Yet forever one cry so haunts my ears — 

"There will be no war on the Other Side!" 

— Edith M. Thomas in New York Times. 

Once in a country far across the ocean, 

And many years ago, 
He was a strolling minstrel boy with only 

His violin and bow. 
Clad in a suit of rusty black he wandered 

From town to town by day, 
And slept beneath the stars in open meadows, 

Or stacks of fragrant hay. 

He played beneath a high-born lady's window, 

The dew was on the rose, 
A full white lily at his side upfolded 

Its heart of scented snows. 
His music drew her from her downy pillow, 

He saw the curtain stir, 
She smiled upon him through the open lattice, 

He died for love of her. 

In a suit of rusty black he wanders 

In mossy gardens old, 
And plays beneath some dark and lonely casement 

That tangled ivies fold. 
The notes are mournful and the bow is broken, 

The strings are cut of tune, 
But still his high-born lady far above him 

Looks out, the silver moon. 

— Minna Irving in The Poetry Journal. 


The ancient and the lovely land 

Is sown with death; across the plain 
Ungarnered now the orchards stand, 

The Maxim nestles in the grain. 
The shrapnel spreads a stinging flail 

Where pallid nuns the cloister trod, 
The air-ship spills her leaden hail; 

But — after all the battles — God. 

Athwart the vineyard's ordered banks, 

Silent the red-rent forms recline, 
And from their stark and speechless ranks 

There flows a richer, ruddier wine; 
While down the lane and through the wall 

The victors writhe upon the sod, 
Nor heed the onward bugle-call; 

But — after all the bugles — God. 

By night the blazing cities flare 

Like mushroom torches in the sky; 
The rocking ramparts tremble ere 

The sullen cannon boom reply, 
And shattered is the temple-spire, 

The vestment trampled on the clod. 
And every altar black with fire; 

But — after all the altars — God. 

And all the prizes we have won 

Are buried in a deadly dust ; 
The things we set our hearts upon 

Beneath the stricken earth are thrust; 
Again the Savage greets the sun, 

Again his feet, with fury shod, 
Across a world in anguish run; 

But — after all the anguish — God. 

The grim campaign, the gun, the sword, 

The quick volcano from the sea, 
The honor that reveres the word, 

The sacrifice, the agony — 
These be our heritage and pride, 
Till the last despot kiss the rod, 
And, with man's freedom purified, 

We mark — behind our triumph — God. 

— Alan Sullivan in Toronto Globe. 


The retirement of W. L. Goodwin as president of the 

Oro Electric Companies has resulted in a general change in 
officials. Luther J. Holton, former vice-president, has been 
named his successor. R. L. Van der Naillen succeeds to the 
vice-presidency and general managership. Clarence M. Smith 
and Truman J. Hart were elected members of the Board of 

Gross earnings of the United Railroads for the fiscal 

year ended June 30, 1914, were $8,506,725. This compares 
with $8,552,855 for the calendar year ended December 31, 
1913, showing that the earnings have been evenly maintained. 
Net earnings for the fiscal year were $3,280,188, compared with 
$3,389,158 for the calendar year. Net income for the fiscal 
year was $1,398,290, and for the calendar year $1,523,251. The 
surplus on June 30, 1914, was $1,108,632, as against $462,139 
on June 30, 1913. 

The Owl Drug Company, operating stores in all the 

principal cities of the Pacific Coast, has declared its sixteenth 
semi-annual dividend of 8 per cent per annum to its preferred 
stockholders, payable January 1st. The company reports a 
larger December business than in any previous year, and its 
gross business for the year 1914 will exceed 1913 by three- 
quarters of a million dollars. 

Southern California Edison Company declared a regu- 
lar quarterly dividend of 1V 2 per cent on the preferred stock, 
payable January 15th to stock of record December 31st. 

January 2, 1915 

and California Advertiser 



Why not American fairy tales for American children? 

German children read in Grimm's Fairy Tales of water-nixies 
in their own Rhine, of gnomes and wood-folk in their own Black 
Forest; English children, of their English Puck and Robin 
Hood; Italian children encounter in the pages of the Penta- 
morono the ogres of Calabria and the fairy princesses of Sicily. 
Why should not American children read about Coyote and 
Grizzly Bear, those famous heroes of native California myth? 

A new world of fantastic native legend and miraculous ad- 
venture is being revealed by the University of California in the 
myths it is rescuing among the fast-vanishing Indian tribes of 
California. These are being given to the world as one feature 
of a monumental series. "The University of California Publi- 
cations in American Archaeology and Ethnology," of which ten 
bulky volumes have been published during the past dozen 

Some day these sands of native story will be sifted, and the 
magic touch of genius will turn into pure gold, for the delight 
of all the children of men, California's own rich gift to the 
world's store of myth and legend. 

Here are some bits of primitive California folklore, para- 
phrased from Professor Pliny Earle Goddard's texts : 

The Monster with Two Heads. 

The oldest and wisest of four brothers went down the creek. 
As he walked along he heard something making a noise on the 
side, and he saw small branches dropping from the redwood 
trees. Then a two-headed monster appeared. It gave chase. 
He ran until he was almost dead for want of breath. Finally 
his breath was gone and he died. The monster which had 
killed him carried the body across the creek and up the hill to 
the house of Those Who Eat People — a house so covered with 
moss no one would notice it. 

A day passed, and another. Worried, another of the four 
brothers set out. When he came to the place where the village 
used to be, he heard something making a noise. It was the 
two-headed monster going along, and he made a noise in the 
forest like the blowing of the wind. The monster killed the 
second brother and carried him up the hill. Now two of them 
were gone. 

Worried because those who had gone forth did not return, 
still another brother set out toward the north. 

Now three were gone, and there was only one left. He was 
the youngest brother, and only so high. He said to his grand- 
mother : 

"To-day I'm going visiting." 

"My grandchild, why do you say that! They'll eat us all 

Then she put a belt on the youngest brother. It was this 

"When you're about to lose your breath, point with this 
belt," she told him. 

Then the youngest started out. 

Across the stream, up on the hillside, the redwoods were 
moving back and forth. It was the two-headed monster — and 
the monster chased him until his breath was nearly gone. He 
was about to be killed. But he pointed the belt. The monster 
fell in pieces — dead. 

Then the youngest brother followed a track up the hillside. 
Near the head of the canyon stood a house on which ferns 
were growing. He went in. There sat an old woman and a 

"What made that noise?" said the boy. (Beside him lay a 
net, made to catch people, for they lived on human beings, and 
the hillside was white with bones.) 

The boy took up his net. But the youngest brother pointed 
his belt at him, and the boy fell into two parts. 

The old woman seized the net. The youngest brother point? i 
the belt at her. She died. 

"People shan't do this way!" said the youngest brother. "They 
must live right! ' They shan't eat people!" 

So he burned down the house, and went home to his grand- 
mother, and after that they lived well. 

The Old Made Young. 

Here is a California legend told by the wife of Molasses, an 
old Hupa woman, and from her withered lips it had an added 

"He-who-came-down-for-the-world came walking from the 
North. He came to the Middle of the World. He came where 
the hill stands which points toward the sky. He made hills 
stand up on either side. There used to be one that stood up. 

"People used to go up to this hill, and become young again. 
When one who is old like me went up this hill, toward the 
East, he became young again. It used to be that way! 

"Then one who lives in the South said, 'This hill shall be 
mine only!' For he didn't like it that those who climbed the 
hill should be young again. 

"But it used to be that way!" 

Invulnerable Grizzly Bear. 

Panther lived with his brothers. He used to spend all his 
time hunting, but every time before he set out he used to say 
to his brothers, "You must not go to the top of the west ridge." 

One day the brothers said to each other: "Why does he al- 
ways tell us that?" 

Up on the ridge they saw, away off at the end of the timber, 
an old man lying with his legs crossed and his wife sitting be- 
side him. 

"Old man!" they shouted, "come over and help us pound." 

"What did you say?" asked the old man. 

"Come help us pound!" 

"All right," he said. And he put on his grizzly bear skin 

The two boys ran home and slid to the door of the house. 
They heard him coming. 

"Boys, open the door for me!" he called. When they didn't 
open, he climbed up on the roof and came down the smoke- 
hole. The boys gave him some venison and he ate it. When 
he had finished it, they gave him another helping, and he ate 
that — he ate all the meat in the house — he ate the untanned 
hides. When he had finished everything he said, "Well, I'll go 

The boys opened the door, but he was so filled he couldn't 
hrough, so he climbed out the smoke-hole. 

When Panther, the oldest, brother, came home he carried 
two deer. 

"Didn't I tell you not to go up on the west ridge?" he said 
to his brothers, and he slapped them and pinched their faces. 

All that night Panther was busy flaking arrow-points. In the 
morning he set out, carrying five quivers full of arrows. He 
came where the old man was lying, and he shot him twice. 

"Alo!" the old man cried. "What did you put in the fire that 
snaps so?" 

"It's not the fire snapping this time," said the old woman. 
"He's shooting at you!" 

Then the old man jumped up and took down the grizzly bear 
blanket and put it on. The young man kept shooting back at 
him as he ran. Finally, Panther had only one arrow left from 
his five quivers full. 

"Between his toes!" called the old woman. 

Panther shot him there between his toes, and the old man 
rolled over dead. 

The United States has a way of its own of dealing with 

"spies." Riley E. Scott, charged with publishing photographs 
of fortifications in the Canal Zone, has been given the very 
important commission by the War Department to go to Europe 
and observe as many aerial battles as he can. The Depart- 
ment of Justice has agreed to let Scott go abroad for a period 
of six months to fulfill this mission, but in the meantime the 
Department will continue to investigate the charges against 
him, which, incidentally, do not amount to a pin's head. Did 
somebody say that people abroad were laughing at the United 
States Government? Why. how strange! 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 2, 1915 

3y R. R. l'Hommedieu. 

The Day of Good Resolutions 

To-day is the day of good resolutions, when we try to forget 
the past, only bringing it to mind merely to guide us as the 
result of experience and look forward to to-morrow and the 
rest of the davs of the coming year in a hopefulness for a bet- 
ter condition, mentally, physically and financially. 

The last twelve months have been anything but prosperous, 
trade conditions being so unsettled from the causes of war, 
political activity and other minor causes. 

These conditions should not have been as depressive in re- 
sults as they were. They were magnified principally by our 
own lack of confidence in ourselves. Business men were 
frightened about things that did not exist, and greatly exag- 
gerated the times. 

Capital became conservative to the extreme, and the business 
man, feeling this depression, at once commenced to curtail his 
operations, which accentuated this depression, which was felt 
all along the line, even down to the wage earner. 

If the business man, who is the real heart of the commer- 
cial world, had continued on in the even tenor of his way, but 
slight inconvenience in the money market would have been felt, 
and he would not to-day have to look back on the year 1914 
as an unprofitable one. 

To preach upon what should have been done will not turn 
back the hands of time and work over the conditions. The 
year 1914 has become a record one, and should only be brought 
to view as an experience to guide us in the future; hence, let us 
resolve to-day that the coming year shall not repeat our errors 
of the one just gone by. That we will hold to the intense de- 
sire and make 1915 a banner year in the commercial history 
of California; that we will work hard, play a little, for success 
in our walks of life, giving -us a more healthful and peaceful 
mind, and train ourselves physically to gain greater results in 
the year 1916. 

• • • 

G»r»ge Doors " ~ "' ~~^2 

The question of what kind of a door to use on the new gar- 
age is sometimes perplexing. Ease of operation, width of open- 
ing, security, and other features are all essential. A novel ar- 
rangement for such a door is proposed. Four doors, each two 
feet wide, are arranged by means of hinges and a roller track, 
so that when folded back they permit an open space eight feet 
six inches wide for the ingress and egress of the machine. When 
closed, it is first necessary to push each set of doors about three 
inches to one side in order to release them from the holding 
plates. It is then possible to double them back upon their 
hinges and fold them against the wall out of the way. This 
leaves nearly the entire front of the garage open. When the 
two sets of doors are brought together in the center, and the 
lock is sprung, the door cannot be opened either by forcing in- 
wards or sideways. They may be locked or unlocked from the 
outside quite as easily as from within. 

* * * 

Cheaper to Motor than Live at Home 

George Diemer of Lima, Ohio, has just completed a trip 
from Chicago to the Golden Gate over the Lincoln Highway, 
and says that it was cheaper than staying at home. Diemer de- 
cided to take the long trip as a vacation, and went to Chicago, 
where he purchased a new car and learned to drive it. After 
a week of instruction at the factory, he and a friend started 
out, after loading the car with camping paraphernalia up to a 
total of 4,000 pounds. 

Their aim was San Francisco, and they followed the Lincoln 
Highway the entire distance, except for several detours into 

Oklahoma and Montana, reaching the coast in exactly five 
weeks, having averaged about a thousand miles a week. Upon 
his arrival on the coast, Diemer disposed of his car for just 
$12.50 less than he had paid for it brand new, which speaks 
pretty well not only for the car, but for the condition of the 
Lincoln Highway and the roads in the West. 

L. Northam, president of the Lincoln Highway Association 
of Joliet, 111., made a count of the automobiles passing through 
the city in both directions over the Lincoln Highway the other 
day and reports over two hundred. The count was checked the 
same day in Plainfield, 111., by U. S. G. Blakely. 

Building Roads of Glass 

They are building glass roads now in Illinois. A unique ex- 
periment has been made on the Will County stretch of the Lin- 
coln Highway. Thirteen barrels of mucilaginous substance, a 
by-product from the manufacture of glass, were sent to the con- 
vict road-building camp near Beecher from the Streator glass 
works foi experimental use on the new transcontinental high- 
way. Packed in air-tight receptacles, the product has the con- 
sistency of molasses. Exposed to the air, it forms a translu- 
cent kind of glass, useless from a glass-making standpoint and 
usually thrown away. 

The liquid was mixed with clean, crushed stone by the Camp 
Allen convicts, and the resultant material was distributed over 
a stretch of the highway the same as concrete. It hardened and 
formed a substance declared to be as lasting as concrete and 
much smoother. Some of the experts believe that the weather 
will have a deleterious effect, while others think that its dur- 
able qualities will be demonstrated. 

Will County is able to lay claim to possessing the first glass 
road in the world. Car owners believe that the glass road will 
be easy upon tires, and they want more of it. The experiment 
will attract wide attention among road builders. 

* * * 

Experts Meet 

State Highway commissioners and engineers from twenty- 
seven States were represented in Washington recently when 
the organization of the American Association of State Highway 
Officials was perfected. It is expected that all States will ul- 
timately be represented in the organization. At the meeting, 
seventeen States were represented by either their highway com- 
missioners or engineers, while ten States were represented by 
proxy. None but State Highway commissioners or engineers 
constitute the voting power of the association. The purpose of 
the organization is to centralize the work of good roads or- 
ganizations as far as possible, and to secure the holding of one 
good roads convention annually. It also was decided to co- 
operate with Federal organizations in the consideration of road 


* * * 

Bulls Must Have Lights 

If bulls are to run at large on the streets of Portland at night, 
they must have lights on them, in the opinion of a jury of six 
men in District Judge Jones' court Friday night. Fritz Kocher, 
a dairyman, alleged in his complaint that an auto truck belong- 
ing to a packing company had struck and killed one of his bulls 
at Twenty-third street and Columbia boulevard. He asked $200 

"The animal was not tied and was not displaying any lights, 
so the driver couldn't see him," declared the attorney, in an- 
swering the complaint. 

"Well, how yuh gonna hang any lights on this bull?" de- 
manded one of the jurors, who had listened to the evidence. 
"He didn't have any horns." 

After being out an hour and a half the jury returned a ver- 
dict for the defendant on the grounds that a bull not_ displaying 

lights has no business on a public thoroughfare at night. 

* * * 

No More Honor Roll 

Judge Henderson, of Sacramento, has announced the discon- 
tinuance of the "honor roll." It has been his practice to place 
first offenders who have broken the motor speed and traffic 
laws on this roll, but has found out that the scheme does not 
work well. Instead of the honor roll, the judge has decided to 
place all violators on probation. He sentences them to ten 
days in the County Jail, and if they are arrested again within 
six months, they will have to serve their time. 

January 2, 1915 

and California Advertiser 


Road Traffic 

The road traffic for heavy vehicles is a difficult one to solve. 
Experiments have been made in this State with an admixture 
of oil and asphaltum over a foundation of crushed rock, but 
with indifferent success. Such roads, unless the foundation be 
very deep and well compressed, serve well enough while they 
stand, but as a rule they do not wear well. They cost $2,000 
a mile, really enough to build a fairly permanent road. In the 
city streets, asphaltum pavements cost about $8,000 a mile, 
and the State Highway, with its splendid concrete foundation, 
approximately $11,000 a mile. 

John Laylin, a well known Chicago engineer, has been ex- 
perimenting with various methods and materials as the repre- 
sentative of the Ohio Highway Department, with a very inter- 
esting and definite result. At a recent session of the American 
Road Builders' Congress, he pointed to Cuyahoga County, 
Ohio, with its 400 miles of bricked county roads, as a county 
that was first to reach a satisfactory solution. The State 
Highway Department, says Laylin, has participated in the lay- 
ing of 225 miles of such road in the last three years, at an av- 
erage cost of $1,200 per mile per each foot in width, which in- 
cludes drainage, grading, culverts and bridges. While he urges 
the use of concrete foundations, he cited a number of roads in 
Northern Ohio where bricks had been laid directly on a well 
drained sub-grade and had given excellent service at a great 
saving in cost, through good drainage and grading of the brick. 
For many improved roads that have not stood up under the 
strain of heavy traffic, Laylin suggested the addition of a brick 
surface as the best means of getting a dependable road and sav- 
ing the existing investment. 

We do not know whether brick has been tried in California 
or whether it could be laid as cheaply in California as in Ohio, 
but if it has proved a success there it might be equally satis- 
factory here. In Santa Clara County the Board of Super- 
visors have made a number of splendid oil roads, and com- 
pared with other sections of the State where oil is in use, they 
show to advantage, but at best they are not permanent, lasting 
but a few years unless watched very closely and promptly re- 
paired. In Southern California, where oil was first experi- 
mented with, the roads are reasonably efficient, but even there 
complaint is made of their temporary character. 

It is true that a permanent highway runs into vast expense, 
but it is a question if in the end it would not prove a profitable 
investment. In France and England, where wages are low and 
materials are cheap, roads cost often as high as $40,000 a 
mile, but the saving in repairs, not to speak of the comfort of 
traffic, in the course of time makes up for the first cost. It 
would be interesting to experiment with the brick road in Cali- 
fornia. We have no heavy frosts to contend with as in the 
East, nor heavy rains, nor is traffic more severe. Certainly 

$1,200 a mile makes the experiment a temptation. 

- » » 

A Kick at Road Condition* 

When Contra Costa County was connected with Oakland and 
other bay cities by means of the tunnel and the boulevard ap- 
proaching it, the understanding was this highway should be put 
in condition to an extent that travel would be encouraged and 
traffic made easier. Alameda County has kept its part of the 
implied contract, and the Oakland approach to the tunnel is a 
road having no equals in this country and but few abroad. The 
fame of the Tunnel Boulevard is spread wherever men and wo- 
men who have traversed its delightful curves and easy grades 
have wandered. 

But the other side is fearful, and since the recent rains is 
extremely difficult to negotiate. From the opposite exit of the 
tunnel to Lafayette is the worst part, and, to say the least, is a 
disgrace to any community. The main roads through Lafay- 
ette, Danville and Walnut Creek are little better, and despite 
the fact that in other sections roads may suffer during rains 
but recover quickly following their cessation, these roads are in 

a deplorable condition. 

* « » 

Flowers for the Highway 

The park and boulevard commission of San Mateo has de- 
cided to set a day the latter part of January as planting day, 
when the entire length of El Camino Real will be planted with 
red geraniums. The school children are to be asked to assist, 
each one furnishing five or more noted plants. Mrs. Henry 
Hagen and Mrs. J. Kraus are in charge of the work. 

Doctors Have Right of Way 

A bill was passed in the St. Louis municipal assembly re- 
cently giving doctors the right of way on public streets with 
their motor cars, and permits them to pass any procession or 
assemblage in the streets. Previously the fire department 
equipment, ambulances, U. S. mail wagons, police patrols and 
street railway repair wagons were the only vehicles favored 

by the right of way law. 

* * * 

Trade Notes Along Automobile Row 

Huntsville Prison Convicts Stage a Show 

"Here is one of the most unusual solicitations for advertising 
space you have ever received," said Advertising Manager A. 
J. Zealley of the Federal Rubber Manufacturing Co., Milwau- 
kee. "Imagine thirty-four hundred convicts getting together 
each year, staging a real show, and applying the proceeds to 
a betterment of their own unfortunate conditions. Aside from 
the humanitarian viewpoint, it is interesting from a business 
standpoint to note that they have a regularly organized ad- 
vertising department in charge of an advertising manager, who 
is the author of the strong appeal which follows : 
" 'Federal Rubber Mfg. Co., Milwaukee, Wis. 

" 'Frankly, folks, this is the most unusual letter you've ever 
had. It comes from a bunch of convicts ! And it is a straight 
out-and-out business proposition, not a sympathy slobber nor 
a 'pity us' plea. 

" 'Every year here at the great Huntsville Prison the boys 
get together and put on some crackerjack entertainments, both 
for inmates and outsiders, at Christmas and New Year's. Nor 
is this merely for time-passing, but a vital need for the men, 
since the legislature failed to make an appropriation for the up- 
keep of our permanent library, and it is up to us, "we social 
outcasts," to make good Society's deficiency. We've simply 
got to raise the money so that we may read good books, good 
magazines, good papers — we simply have to help ourselves to 
our better beings. Will you help, too? 

" 'Of course, we collect some little coin at the gate — but our 
best and most deserving support comes from the unique pro- 
grams that we issue for these entertainments. Thousands of 
these splendid, preservable programs are given out at the en- 
tertainments and more thousands are mailed to business houses, 
public institutions and private individuals all over the country. 
This is the cheapest large-circulation no-wastage advertising 
and selling opportunity offered to-day. Look at the rates and 
spaces on the enclosed sample page. 

" 'Now, then, we're not going to make any sickly sentimen- 
tal plea because we need books and magazines and money to 
buy 'em with, nor because this is the only way we have to 
raise the money. We're not going to blubber because things 
broke wrong, but we certainly expect to sell you as much space 
as you can consistently afford to use. Sure — we know that 
conditions are unsettled, and you know that there's a big boom 
coming as Uncle Sammy begins to shoulder the world's work. 
And just as the market commences to soar is the time to get 
ready to reap the harvest. Why not sow the seed of advertis- 
ing in our live for many months out of the rut program? 

" 'At any rate, won't you write us your views? 

" 'Earnestly yours, 

E. A. Butler, 
" Huntsville Prison Show Ad.-Manager.' 

"Naturally, we found it difficult to resist so strong an ap- 
peal," said Mr. Zealley. 'and I would suggest that the publica- 
tion of this letter might further help the social uplift cause of 

these unfortunate people." 

• • • 

Adaptability of Motz Tires 

The adaptability of Motz High Efficiency Cushion Tires to 
the commercial trade could not be better exemplified than in 
the case of Mr. John E. Horton. Syracuse, N. Y.. who operates 
a "bus line between the interurban trolley and Ortisco Lake, a 
distance of fifteen miles round trip. The average run is ninety 
miles per day, although some days as high as one hundred and 
fii'tv miles have been made. The mechanical upkeep of the 
car has been practically nothing, while freedom from tire trou- 
bles has made this exceptional record possible. Mr. Horton's 
expectations were more than exceeded, and from a profitable 
standpoint he claims he has the "ideal equipment." 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 2, 1915 

New Overland Delivery Wagon 

The new 1915 Overland delivery wagon has just been re- 
ceived by J. W. Leavitt & Company, Coast distributers. H. D. 
Knudsen, manager of the truck department, in speaking of this 
latest output from the Willys-Overland factory, says: "The 
most interesting feature of the new Overland delivery wagon is 
shown in the keen appreciation of the designers and builders of 
this latest model for quick service. 

"The thousand pound wagon of to-day must be quick in op- 
eration and so equipped that its service will generally extend 
beyond the ordinary business hours. 

"The motor wagons just received are equipped with the regu- 
lar Overland automobile electric starter, generator, battery and 
electric light system. This means a 24 hour service wagon 
with the highest efficiency of speed in delivery. 

"The model just received carries two bodies. The produc- 
tion shows the ever-increasing efficiency of design and equip- 
ment that the factory is putting into these cars to meet the de- 
mand for a handsome, well equipped yet practical delivery car. 

"The panel lelivery body this year has an all metal body, 
thus doing away with the possibility of cracking or checking, 
which is so often found in wooden bodies." 

Many Coming West 

"The coming year will be the greatest in the history of Cali- 
fornia from a motor touring standpoint that has ever been re- 
corded," says J. H. Davis, of the Latham-Davis Company, 
agents for the F. I. A. T. cars. 

"Already we have been instructed to secure motor accommo- 
dations for a large number of F. I. A. T. owners who propose 
touring westward as soon as the roads are opened. The fact 
that there will be so many strangers touring the State, over 
roads unknown to them, forcibly brings out the necessity for 
the universal lighting of all vehicles that use the highway at 

"This necessity should receive the earliest attention of the 
State legislatures when they meet. The necessity is not so 
great for the motor car owner as it is for the bicyclist and the 
driver of horse-drawn vehicles. The record of accidents on 
the highways proves that the greatest personal injury has oc- 
curred to those in the horse-drawn vehicle, and it is for the 
protection of them, especially, that a law should be enacted. 

"Experience has proved that it is hard to get people to do 

anything which they seem to think is a forced measure. This 
is seen in the opposition to the local traffic laws, when first 
put in force, but it is safe to say that no one to-day would care 
to return to the old way of traveling in congested districts." 

Watch Accessories 

"Automobile owners should thoroughly go over all acces- 
sories on their motor cars, and especially those that have work- 
ing parts at this time of the year," says Henry D. McCoy, of 
Chanslor & Lyon Company. 

"Accessories that have moving parts, such as electric horns, 
speedometers, etc., must at all times be lubricated to get the 
best and longest service in ordinary weather, but in the rainy 
season, more lubricating oil is necessary to cover all parts to 
prevent rust and corrosion. 

"All accessories should be made water tight, for rust means 
that mechanical parts will become out of alignment, reducing 
their efficiency and quickly destroying their usefulness. 

"Every accessory on a car should be looked over at stated 
periods. If an owner desires to save money in the end, he 
should do this. It is safe to say that not 50 per cent of the 
motor car owners of to-day do this, but many use their acces- 
sories until they cease to be of service, when they find them- 
selves forced to purchase a new instrument. 

"Seventy-five per cent of the instruments brought to us for 
repair are discarded; they could have given double the service 
if the same attention had been given to them as is given gener- 
ally to the motor of the car." 

Figures on Goodyear Tires 

Figures showing the tire production of The Goodyear Tire 
& Rubber Company for the past six years have recently been 
compiled and sent to the trade, together with a chart showing, 
in the form of pictures of tires of different sizes; how the pro- 
ductions compared, beginning with 1909. 

In that year Goodyear made and sold 102,669 tires; in 1910 
the figure was 207,442; in 1911, 332,458 tires were made; in 
1913, 1,132,869 was the number, and in 1914 these figures were 
topped by a production of 1,478,396. This accounts only for 
the pneumatic tire production of the company, and is the basis 
of the company's claim that it is the largest manufacturer of 
tires in the world. 

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Jani'ary 2, 1915 

and California Advertiser 


Last year, when Goux won the Indianapolis race in a Peu- 
geot, we prayed that the name of the next winner would be 
easier on the tongue. We rejoiced when we read the victor's 
name as Thomas — until Louie Disbrow came along and tried to 
teach us to pronounce it To-maaz. 

The American pronunciation is silent — as in the race. 

* * * 

Francis A. Heald, Senator from the Cedar Rapids district in 
Iowa, will introduce a bill in the next Iowa Senate which will 
make it a penitentiary offense for an automobile driver to be 
intoxicated while driving. The bill will leave no alternative 
than a penitentiary sentence. 

Phone Sutter 300 

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The attention of owners of pleasure cars living In San Mateo 
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San Francisco News Letter 

January 2, 1915 

Intimacy With an Author and What It costs. 

Julian Street has been besieged with requests, from both 
friends and strangers, to autograph copies of his new travel 
book, "Abroad at Home." Finally a request came from a 
humorist friend, and to him was sent the following letter 
(which was not intended for publication) : 

My Dear Young Admirer: 

No; I would not advise you to become an author. It is bet- 
ter, always, for a young man to try to earn his living in some 
honest way before finally abandoning himself to literature. 

As to my autograph which you request, I inclose you here- 
with my regular rates, and will be glad to furnish you with 
autographs as specified, on receipt of certified check or postal 
order for the proper amount. 

Rates: One autograph, name only, on small, cheap card, 
50 cents. One autograph, name only, on fine gilt-edge card, 
75 cents. One autograph, with words "Yours truly," $1. One 
autograph inscribed to you, personally, $1.50. One autograph 
letter, one page long (rather formal), $2. One autograph let- 
ter, two pages (informal), $5. Extra pages added to letters, 
each, $2.50. A $1 book, with twenty word inscription, and 
autograph, $10. A $1 book, with long familiar inscription, en- 
abling purchaser to claim to know me intimately, $20. Love let- 
ters, $50. Week-end visits, Saturday to Monday morning, $100 
(and expenses.) The last named rate does not include read- 
ings, which will be charged for at the rate of $25 for the first 
half hour and $12.50 for each additional quarter hour there- 
after. The rate, however, includes meeting five of your friends. 
Additional friends will be met at the rate of $5 each for men 
and $7.50 each for women under thirty years of age. Women 
over thirty will be met at the rate of $2.50 additional for each 
five years of age. For calling me by my first name before five 
people, $12.50. For calling me by first name before unlim- 
ited number, $20. These rates are subject to change without 
notice. Satisfaction guaranteed. Trusting that this letter will 
supply you with the desired information, and thanking you for 
your interest, believe me, faithfully yours, 

Julian Street. 

A "Significant Appeal." 

W. S. Braithwaite points out in the "Boston Transcript" 
that it is not by the reading of ponderous diplomatic histories 
nor essays that the average man informs himself on problems 
of an international nature, but rather through the channel of 
imaginative literature. He is referring particularly to the 
means by which peace sentiment may be promulgated, and 
after stating that the supreme creative work detailing and 
showing the manipulations of causes and promoting the diplo- 
matic strategy of war is Thomas Hardy's "The Dynasts," he 
remarks that he knows "of no work in English beside it which 
so impressively draws the curtain upon the truthful miscar- 
riage of power as Hermann Hagedorn's 'Makers of Madness.' 
The body of this little play," he adds, "is very slight, but in 
spirit and appeal it is dynamic in solving the often mysterious 
but perfectly deliberate causes that bring about war. Timely, 
severe in its arraignment, it is the most significant appeal to 
public opinion that had been made to understand and avert 
the causes of war." 

Stanton Coit. 

Dr. Stanton Coit, the author of "The Soul of America," is at 
present in this country on a lecture tour — for though he is an 
American by birth he has resided for a number of years in 
England. In one of his recent addresses Dr. Coit emphasized 
the thought that underlies his book, declaring that America is 
in reality a church to which all citizens belong, whether they 
realize it or not, and that this country has reached the point 
when it is ready to give to the rest of the world a supreme 

spiritual and religious message, in which the moral ideal of 
what society ought to be is the keynote. "America," he said, 
"with her ideals of freedom, brotherhood and liberty is the 
great church of Americans. It is the molding and shaping 
power of America far more than any sect or creed that gave 
form to our national character." 


Who invented the cocktail? Some bartender? A bon vi- 
vant? Or was its discovery the result of a drunken frolic? 

The cocktail was invented by Mrs. Elizabeth Flanagan, 
widow of an Irish soldier who fell in the service of the Ameri- 
can army during the revolution. After her husband's death, 
Mrs. Flanagan became an army sutler, following a troop of 
Virginia horse under Colonel Burr. In the winter of 1779 she 
took up quarters with the troop in a place called Four Corners, 
on the road between Tarrytown and White Plains, N. Y. — near 
the demesne of John D. Rockefeller. There Mrs. Flanagan set 
up a hotel which soon became the rendezvous of the "swells" 
of that day. One day the hostess surprised her guests by an- 
nouncing a new drink — the cocktail — supposed to have been 
named after the blending of colors in the tail of a game cock. 

Your first impulse upon leaving the theatre at night is 

to get a good supper; your second impulse is to take it at the 
Vienna Cafe, 171 O'Farrell street, where the best in the mar- 
ket is served. 

If you wish to see the only genuine Monkey Fur in the 

city look in Marsh's window. Post and Powell streets. 

Dr. Byron Haines, Dentist, has resumed practice at his offices In Gunst 
Building. S. W. corner Geary and Powell streets. 

Fred Solari's Grill 


Adjoining Columbia Theatre 

San Francisco's Restaurant de Luxe 

Refined Dansant To-night 

And Every Night Except Sunday 

Perfect Ventilation. Excellent Music. 

Hardwood Floor. 

Annual Clearance 



Big Reductions 


Manufacturing Furrier 
112-114 Geary St. San Francisco 

January 2, 1915 

and California Advertiser 


Mrs. Deere — How modestly she dresses and how sensi- 
bly! Mrs. Sneers — Yes; that woman will do anything to at- 
tract attention. — Topeka Journal. 

Mr. Grabb — Freshmen at the University of Pennsylvania 

are forbidden to smoke cigarettes. Fond Mother — Oh, dear me ! 
Now Oswald won't get a bit of exercise. — Buffalo Express. 

The Old One — You should always defer to your hus- 
band's wishes, my dear. The New One — I've done so ever 
since he told me that his one wish was to see me happy. — 

"Since the war began, the women have been taking the 

places of the men on the Paris street cars." "Well, they'd do 
it here, but the men are too ill-mannered to get up." — Buffalo 

Chaperon- — Was that young man who called on you last 

night an auctioneer? Tess — Why so? Chaperon— He talked 
like one. He put up that "going" bluff for half an hour. — Wis- 
consin Sphinx. 

"Why, grandma, I didn't know you went in for the lat- 
est styles." "What do you mean, child?" "This basque." 
"Laws, child; I had that basque made in 1885." — Louisville 

"Your boys were in my apple tree again yesterday," ob- 
served the first suburbanite. "If you say anything more about 
it," declared the second ditto, "I'll send you the doctor's bill." 
— Philadelphia Ledger. 

Nell — Jack, dear, did you call on papa to-day? Jack — 

Sure I did, but he didn't appear to enthuse very much over my 
visit. Nell — What did he say? Jack— Why, when I asked 
him for permission to press my suit, he simply answered : 
"Why don't you send it to a tailor?" — Judge. 

"What makes you think Colonel Jawson objects to his 

daughter's engagement to Billie Smithers?" asked Waterbury. 
"Why," said Rankleigh, "he has just asked Billie to come 
around to the house to breakfast to-morrow morning, and — oh, 
well, you know what the average girl looks like at breakfast, 
don't you?" — Judge. 

Little 8-year-old Florence had a birthday recently and 

her mother gave her a party. During the afternoon the little 
girls had been comparing their ages. "Mother," asked Flor- 
ence, during the evening, in a perplexed manner, "how does 
it come that all the other little girls of my age are 9 or 10 and 
I'm only 8?" — Harper's Magazine. 

Her friends had asked their young hostess to play for 

them, and she was performing a difficult selection from Wag- 
ner. In the midst of it she suddenly stopped in confusion. 
"What's the matter?" asked one of the visitors. "I — I struck 
a false note," faltered the performer. "Well, what of it?" 
cried another guest. "Go ahead. Nobody but Wagner would 
ever know it, and he's dead." — Ladies' Home Journal. 

Husbands who stay too late at the club are not con- 
fined to America, it seems. Citizen (at the police station) — 
I hear that you caught the fellow that broke into our house the 
other night. Officer — Would you like to see him? Citizen — 
Yes ; I would like to ask him how he managed to enter the bed- 
chamber without waking my wife. I have been trying to do it 
for the last 25 years, but have never succeeded. — German Der 

-Gebhard von Blucher, the famous Prussian general field 

marshal, had as surgeon-major of his army a man who was 
very homely, but extremely proud and vain. One day Blucher 
entered the surgeon's tent and found him standing before a 
looking-glass arranging his toilet and admiring himself gen- 
erally. "Doctor," said Blucher, laughing, "I suppose that you 
are the luckiest man in the world." "How's that, sir, may I 
ask?" "Why, here you are quite in love with yourself, and 
you haven't a single rival." — Novellen-Schatz. 

In the very early times some kings, having made war, 

went forth in person to fight the battles, ignorantly supposing 
there was no other way. But they had not proceeded far till 
they were swept aside by a great multitude rushing to the front. 
"Who are you?" asked the kings, in no small curiosity. "We? 
Why, we're the precious fools who are always ready to make 
somebody else's quarrel our own — patriots, in short!" replied 
the multitude. "Precious, indeed!" chuckled the kings, and 
risked their skins no more. — New York Evening Post. 

The wets win at the Vienna Cafe, 171 O'Farrell street, 

where the finest fresh lobsters you could imagine are served 
along with Manhattan cocktails and old-fashioned gin fizz, the 
only thing that is dry being the Martinis. 

You Will Look Younger 

Your personal appearance will be greatly in 
proved if you wear Mayerle's new invisible Bifocals s!= ^§^ 
— the new near and far glasses. No disfiguring 
seams, a beautiful and perfect lens in every detail, 
tlie highly recommended for strained and weak eyes, poor sight, 
tired, itchy, watery, inflamed, gluey eyes, floating spots, crusty or 
granulated eyelids, cross eyes, astigmatism, headache, dizziness, 
children's eyes and complicated cases of eye defects. Two gold 
medals and diploma of honor awarded at California Industry Expo- 
sition, also at Mechanics' Fair October, 1913, to 
Graduate German Expert Optician 
Established 20 years. 960 Market street, opposite Empress Theatre, 
San Francisco. 

Mayerle's Eyewater, at Druggists', 50c; by mall, 65c. 


Printing and p A pp p Paper Bags, Tw 
Wrapping I AlLlX Building Paper, 

37-45 First St. San Francisco 


KODAK finishing done by EXPERTS. We will send 
for your films. 

219 POWELL STREET Phone Kearny 8841 

Your Stationery should bear the stamp of QUALITY 
Let us guide you in your selections 

Zellerbach Paper Company 

Importers of and dealers In 

The Highest Class I AP t-IX For office Stationery 

Battery and Jackson Streets San Francisco, Cal. 


Mme. C. La FON 

First Class Work at Reasonable Prices 

Laces and Lace Curtains a Specialty 

Club, Restaurant and Hotel Service 


Phone Park 4962 

Toleahoae Kaarny U6i Private Exchange Connecting All Warehouses 


Warehousemen Forwsrdinj Afcats Distributor* Public Weifhers 

Spar Trsek Cesaectieei With All Railroad! 

Main Office): 625-6<7 Third Street, San Franclico, Cat, 

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DnvOnLO Keerny end Montgomery Streets 

With roll llns of Brushes. Brooms and Feather Dusters, on hand and made 

to order Janitor supplies of all kinds, ladders. Buckets. Chamois. Haul 

Polish and Cleaning Powders. Hardware. Wood and Willow Ware 

Call, write or telephone Kearny 57*7 


Iding Paper, Etc. 

Phone Sutter 2230 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 2, 1915 


West Sacramento 

E. R. Lilienthal, in the interests of 
the West Sacramento Company, has 
issued the following statement : 
"The 'Glide Agreement,' under 
which the West Sacramento Company has been reorganized, is 
now signed by the holders of over 85 per cent of the bonds, 
representing over $1,660,000 par value out of an outstanding 
issue of $1,938,000 par value. This, with further signatures 
from estates and parties resident outside of California, whose 
signatures have been promised, will bring the signatures during 
the week to fie 'Glide Agreement' up to fully 90 per cent of 
the outstanding issue. The acceptance of the 'Glide' plan and 
its approval as a workable method of protecting the future of 
the West Sacramento Company's properties has been so general 
on the part of its bondholders that it will probably be unneces- 
sary to take advantage of the friendly foreclosure proceedings 
originally contemplated to bring all unsigned bonds under the 
'Glide Agreement.' The West Sacramento Company, together 
with the other owners of lands in Reclamation District No. 
900, are paying their reclamation assessments to the Treasurer 
of Yolo County for the payment of January 1, 1915, of the cou- 
pons of Declamation District No. 900 bonds maturing on that 

The greatest surprise of the November trade figures is 

the amount of imports from Germany. German commercial 
life is obviously not dead, for the United States bought nearly 
$10,000,000 of merchandise during November, as ag_ainst 
$9,100,000 a year ago. Consequently, Germany formed a 
credit here of $9,650,000, compared with the previous Novem- 
ber's excess of exports over imports of $1,750,000. On the 
other hand, imports from France fell to $6,400,000 from over 
$10,000,000. Germany has the goods to sell, and gets them 
out through neutral ports, while France has been hurt most at 
her industrial centers, which offsets the value of a free sea for 
her ships. 

The following have declared dividends : The Union 

Trust Company of San Francisco has declared the usual quar- 
terly dividend of $27.50 a share for the three months ending 
December 31st, payable January 2d. The Onomea Sugar Com- 
pany will go on a monthly dividend basis at the rate of 20 cents 
per share, beginning with January 20, 1915, until further notice. 
The Union Switch and Signal Company has declared the regu- 
lar quarterly dividend of IV2 per cent on the preferred and 
common stocks, payable January 15th to stock of record De- 
cember 31st. Directors of the Central Leather Company de- 
clared a 3 per cent dividend on the common stock. A 2 per 
cent dividend was declared last year. 

Attorney-General Gregory in a decision last week re- 
affirms the action of his predecessors in holding that the pres- 
ent owner of the Centra! Branch, Union Pacific Railroad Com- 
pany, is not bound to pay the Government's old $1,600,000 
subsidy bond claim against the branch property. The bonds 
were issued to aid the construction of 100 miles of railroad 
from Atchison to Waterville, Kansas. The record on which 
the Attorney-General based his opinion sets out that the Cen- 
tral Branch was later merged with the Missouri Pacific. 

The Crown Reserve Mining Company has declared the 

regular monthly dividend of 2 per cent, payable January 15th 
to stock of record December 31st. 

The Panama Canal has earned its first million dollars 

in tolls and is now well started on its second million, according 
to the latest receipts, just made public by the Chamber of 
Commerce. The Canal passed the million dollar mark as a tolls 
collector on November 19th, and since then it has taken in 
close to $400,000. Up to the first of December the total re- 
ceipts of the Canal were $1,135,205.01. Up to that date, 257 
vessels had passed through since the Canal was first opened 
to traffic of barges in May. 

The properties of Natomas Consolidated, subjected to 

three small underlying mortgages, have been sold under fore- 
closure of a $14,000,000 mortgage, for $3,500,000. The prop- 
erties were purchased for the benefit of depositing security 
holders by the reorganization committee. 

The rate of discount of the Imperial Bank of Germany 

was reduced last week to 5 per cent. This puts the rate of 
discount back to what it was on July 31st, previous to the out- 
break of hostilities in Europe. 

Anaconda has declared a dividend, payable 

20th to stock of record January 2d. 


"Bill seems to be afraid to think for himself." "Then 

he'd better get married." — Princeton Tiger. 

French-American Bank of Savings 

For the hal i 3 1, L914, - dividend ha been di 

clared al the rat ol four 14) pei cen1 per annum o 
on ;iii, I after Saturd > 

in and hear Lhi same rai Bt as the principal fr January l. 


A LETGALLET, President. 

Office— 108 Sutter sin i i 

Mutual Savings Bank of San Francisco. 

For I [914, a dividend has beei - 

'i al the rate "i nan (4) per cei 

i.- nol called foi 

are ad led in aj le - rai ol i bI 

Jai uai i hi.-.. 

C. li. HOBSON, Cashli 
Offlei el [reel 

Security Savings Bank 
For the hall year ending Decembei 51, 1914, - d< id ipoi 

POE he rate o ' ! t ] ai in bo pa 

Offlci ,16 Vfontgomon 

in Frs 

s I. ABBI i : I 

The German Savings and Loan Society 

inn in. hall n ., i ending Dec 101 i '' i I, a 'in. . een di 

lared at the rate o 

nn anil al ter Sal n 

added in ... deposl lunt ani 1915. 

GEi Oil] ager. 

- i m Bi I 'niimt 

Mission and ilsl si Rlchmoi Corner i 

street and Se\ i nth avenue i [alght-St Bran li I ! i Halg i Bel- 
vedere st] eets. 

Bank of Italy 

F er 31, 1914, a 'li\ Idi 

it the l in I ' ■ . 

. ib and after Si a; Ji ■ ■ led foi 

are added to and I 

1915 iloi dep befoi 

earn Interest from 1915. 

i„ SCATENA, President. A. PEDRIN1 

Office— Southeast c Market Si. 

in 'ii Junction of Mjarket, Tui k and Mason 


Humboldt Savin-js Bank 

For ill" half year ending December 31, 1914, a dividend has been de- 

lared it the rate of foui leposlts. 

payable on ami after Saturday, Jai Idend nol called 

itorest the prlncl] 
January l. t915. 


« i ti i . :-■:: M.nin i -ii. .-i ii. -ar in.nni 

The Hibernia Savings and Loan Society 

Inn in. I, nil nil I nln, J I I-'V -\\. 191 I. ' dh Idl I 

dared al the rate 01 I (4) en! pei an II deposits, payable 

, i, .,i,,i after Saturda y, Januai I. 1915 I I 

,i,i, ,i to ,i, positon ' "i i,. ,.,.,,. irl thei 

,i, ,,. I from J >. 1916. i leposlts made on or before Jan 

win iiniv, interest from January 1 

K. M. POBIN, Secrets 
Office— Corner M arket. .MiAiii-i, ,,,,i .!■ ■■ ■■■■-. 

Italian-American Bank 
Fnr ii, ,• half vi- a, ending Di 191 1. ■' dividend 

naVabli "on a id ifti - " 2 1915 

,m ,. dded m i;„ ,.,, ■ 

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Paid-up Capital 

Reserve- Fund 

Reserve Liability of 

Aggregate Assets 
81st March 1914 


■ 12,500,000.00 

■ 17,500,000.00 


J. RUSSELL FRENCH, General Manager 

KIT BRANCHES anil AGENCIES ill the Australian States, New Zealand, 
Fiji, Papua (New Guinea), and London. The Bank transacts every 
description of Australian Banking Business. Wool and other Produce 
Credits Arranged. 

Head Office: London Office: 


The Anglo & London Paris National Bank 


Paid-Up Capital 


Surplus and Undivided 


% 1,600, 000 

Tola! Resources 







an of the Board 










Assislant Cacliier 

\vm II SIGH 


si stout Cashier 



.i-i.H.i Cashier 


Assistant Cojhier 



sistant Cashier 







ALEXANDER LAIRD Generil Manager 

JOHN AIRD Assistant General Meaner 

Paid-up Capital $15,000,000 

Reserve Fund 13,500.000 

Aggregate Resource 260,000.000 

London Office, 2 Lombard Street, E. C. 
New York Office, 16 Exchange Place 

Branches in all parts of Canada, including Yukon Territory 
and at Seattle, Wash., Portland, Ore., and Mexico City 

All Kinds of Commercial Banking Transacted 


Bruce Heathcote, Manager 

The German Savings & Loan Society 

Savings (The German Dank) Commercial 

Incorporated 1868 

Memher of the Ateocieled Savings Binki of Sen Frenetic* 

MISSION BRANCH S. E. Corner Mission and 21st Streets 

RICHMOND DISTRICT BRANCH S. W. Cor. Clement and 7th Ave. 

HAI6HT STREET BRANCH S. W. Cor, Haight and Belvedere 

JUNE 30th, 1914 

Assets $ 58,656,635.13 

Capital actually paid up in Cash 1,000.000.00 

Reserve and Contingent Funds 1,857,717.65 

Employees' Pension Fund 177,868.71 

Number of Depositors 66,367 

OFFICE HOURS: 10 o'clock A. M. to 3 o'clock P. M .eicept Saturdays to 12 o'clock M. and 
Saturday evenings from 6 o'clock P. M. to 8 o'clock P. M. for receipt of deposits only 
For the 6 months ending June 30th. 1914, a 
dividend to depositors of 4% per annum was declared. 

White Diamond Water Company, Inc. 

Pure Water for Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley 

An absolutely sanitary water, neither boiled, distilled nor chemically i i 
hut hactariolojrically purified by electrical process. I gallons PF-LIVEREr. 
FKESH BACB WEEK. tUO per month. Single I gallon bottle. W cent*. 

Phones: Piedmont 1720 and Home A 86792 
5736 Telegraph Ave., opp. Idora Park Oakland. Cal. 

The New 
Poodle Dog 

Hotel and Restaurant 

At Corner 

Polk and Post 


San Francisco 


Franklin 2960 

Techau Tavern 

Cor. Eddy and "Powell Sts. "Phone "Douglas 4700 

A High-Class Family Cafe 

Where patrons are constantly surrounded by an air of 

refinement and respectability. 

Informal dansant every evening at nine except Sunday. 

Under the management of A. C. MORRISSON 



161-167 Ellis Street it Qlaagov? Street 

Phone Douglaa 1040 



With Claret, or Glass of Beer, Tea or Coffee 

From 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. 



O'Farrell and Larkin 

Phone Franklin S 

No visitor should leave the city without aeeinej the 
finest cafe in America 

J. R. Pon J. Bergei C. Mailhebuau C Lalannr L. Coutard 





415-421 Bosh St.. San Francisco <M*oe Kearny) Eichange. Douglas 241 1 

San Francisco's Leading French "Restaurant 


French Dinner Every Evening, 75 Cents. 
Sunday $1.00. Music. 


Above Hotel St. Franc i j 

Telephone Sutter 1572 

Opposite Chronicle 



v Thursday and Saturday Evening 

In a specially appointed section of the main dining-room. 
Dance comrnellki at 7:30 and continuing throughout the 
entire evening. Dinner with Wine $1.00. A la Carte Service. 


Absolutely Pure 

Made from 

Grape Cream of Tartar 


Golden State Route 



Los Angeles 
Tucson and El Paso 

"Golden State Limited" 

Through Standard and Tourist Pullman cars from San 
Francisco, Ferry Station, 6:00 p. m. and 10:40 a. m., re- 

"The Californian" 

Standard Pullman and Tourist car connection to Kansas 
City, from San Francisco, Ferry Station, 9:00 p. m. 

For Further Information Ask Agents of 

Southern Pacific 

El Paso & Southwestern 

Rock Island Lines 


On The Hills 

when your engine is pushed to 
the limit---when every ounce of 
power counts— then is the time 
you realize the worth of 






They keep the engine clean 
and cool---they make clogged 
valves a thing of the past— 
they lubricate perfectly be- 
cause they are pure— the wiser 
dealers carry HARRIS OILS 
in stock. 

The wide awake motorists use 

ASLittle Goes a Long Way and 
Every Drop Counts. 



Branch Chicago, III. PROVIDENCE, R. I. 




Have you dined in the 

Palace Hotel Court 

Service and Cuisine Perfect 

Fairmont under same 



Jl Quiet Hotel of Unusual Excellence 

Bellevue Hotel 

Geary and Taylor, San Francisco 

Caters (^specially to Luncheons and Banquets 

H. W. WILLS. Manager 


30 Minutes from San Francisco 

Direct Ferry to Exposition Grounds 

Noted for Cuisine and Service Rates Reasonable 

Under Management of Victor Reiter 



Tel. Franklin 1190 

Mrs. F. W. Day, Prop. 



of the Condition and Value of the Assets and Liabilities 




Savings Bank Only 



I— Bonds of the United States ($5,305,000.00), 
of the State of California and Cities and 
Counties thereof ($5,961,725), of the State 
of New York ($1,899,000.00), the actual 
value of which is $13,639,582.40 

2— Cash in Vault 3,741,595.05 

3— Miscellaneous Bonds ($4,762,000), the ac- 
tual value of which is 4,657,493.91 

They are: 

"San Francisco and North Pacific Rail- 
way Company 5 per cent Bonds" ($476,- 
000.00), "Southern Pacific Company, San 
Francisco Terminal 4 per cent Bonds" 
($150,000.00), "San Francisco and San 
Joaquin Valley Railway Co. 5 per cent 
Bonds" ($30,000.00), "Northern California 
Railway Company 5 per cent Bonds" ($83,- 
000.00), "Market Street Railway Company 
First Consolidated Mortgage 5 per cent 
Bonds" ($728,000.00), "Los Angeles Pacific 
Railroad Company of California Refund- 
ing 5 per cent Bonds" ($400,000.00), "Los 
Angeles Railway Company of California 5 
per cent Bonds" ($334,000.00), "The Om- 
nibus Cable Company 6 per cent Bonds" 
($167,000.00), "Sutter-St. Railway Com- 
pany 5 per cent Bonds" ($150,000.00), 
"Gough Street Railway Company 5 per cent 
Bonds" ($20,000.00)), "San Francisco, 
Oakland and San Jose Railway Company 5 
per cent Bonds" ($5,000.00), "The Mer- 
chants' Exchange 7 per cent Bonds" ($1,- 
375,000.00), "San Francisco Gas and Elec- 
tric Company 4% per cent Bonds" ($523,- 
000.00), "Los Angeles Gas and Electric 
Company 5 per cent Bonds" ($100,000.00), 
"Spring Valley Water Company 4 per cent 
Bonds" ($50,000.00), "German House As- 
sociation 6 per cent Bonds" ($101,000.00), 
"Panama-Pacific International Exposition 
6 per cent Notes" ($70,000.00.) 
4 — Promissory Notes and the debts thereby se- 
cured, the actual value of which is $34,146,296.44 

The Condition of said Promissory Notes 
and Debts is as follows : They are all ex- 
isting Contracts, owned by said Corpora- 
tion, and are payable to it at its office, 
which is situated at the corner of Market, 
McAllister and Jones Streets, in the City 
and County of San Francisco, State of Cali- 
fornia, and the payment thereof is secured 
by First Mortgages on Real Estate within 
this State and the States of Oregon and 
Nevada. Said Promissory Notes are kept 
and held by said Corporation at its said 
office, which is its principal place of busi- 
ness, and said Notes and debts are there 


5 — Promissory Notes and the debts thereby se- 
cured, the actual value of which is 

The condition of said Promissory Notes 
and debts is as follows : They are all ex- 
isting Contracts, owned by said Corpora- 
tion, and are payable to it at its office, 
which is situated as aforesaid, and the 
payment thereof is secured by pledge and 
hypothecation of Bonds of Railroad and 
Quasi-Public Corporations and other se- 

6 — (a) Real Estate situated in the City and 
and County of San Francisco ($2,228,- 
821.30), and in the County of Santa Clara 
($1.00), in this State, the actual value 

of which is 2,228,822.30 

(b) The Land and Building in which said 
Corporation keeps its said office, the actual 

value of which is 

The condition of said Real Estate is that 
it belongs to said Corporation, and part of 
it is productive. 

7 — Interest on Loans and Bonds — uncollected 

and accrued 180,390.50 


TOTAL ASSETS $60,063,574.98 


I — Said Corporation owes Deposits amounting 

to and the actual value of which is $56,090,558.37 

{Number of Depositors, 86,207. 
Average amount of Deposits, $650.65.) 
2 — Contingent Fund — Accrued Inter- 
est on Loans and Bonds $ 180,390.50 

3— Reserve Fund, Actual Value . . . 3,792,626.11 


TOTAL LIABILITIES $60,063,574.98 


By CHARLES MAYO, President. 


By R. M. TOBIN, Secretary. 

City and County of San Francisco — ss. 

CHARLES MAYO and R. M. TOBIN, being each duly 
sworn, each for himself, says: That said CHARLES MAYO is 
President and that said R. M. TOBIN is Secretary of THE 
tion above mentioned, and that the foregoing statement is true. 

CHARLES MAYO, President. 
R. M. TOBIN, Secretary. 
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2d day of January, 1915 
Notary Public in and for the City and County of 
San Francisco, State of California. 

EtttUUhad Jury tO, tU» 

Devoted to the Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast. 


San Francisco, Cal., Saturday, January 9, 1915 

No. 2 

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Happy Fair Year! 

For pity's sake, stop dating your letters 1914! 

Come out of it, and remove that Christmas wreath from 

the window! 

If the Kaiser doesn't stop telling his soldiers so many 

things, they'll be calling him Wilhelm Tell. 

England's aim, we learn, is six armies. The United 

States is not even trying to organize one decent army. 

German submarines seem to have an Audacious disre- 
gard for the Formidable names of British battleships. 

The introduction of the low street car steps will save 

the ladies the difference in cost between cotton and silk hose. 

Cleopatra's shoes are going to be exhibited at the Pan- 
ama-Pacific International Exposition. We shouldn't care to 
be in them. 

By the way, were the belligerent nations ever informed 

of those peace meetings held in San Francisco and Berkeley 
some months ago? 

The one solitary Prohibitionist member of the State 

Legislature will have no difficulty in securing the Prohibitionist 
leadership on the floor. 

Chief Thomas Murphy of the San Francisco Fire De- 
partment and the Exposition fire fighting force have at last 
reached a Fair agreement. 

H. G. Wells says that Bernard Shaw has "an amazing 

knack of fluent inexactitude." Roosevelt never uses more than 
one word to express the same thing. 

It never occurred to us that there was any connection 

between booze and occultism until somebody reminded us that 
hiccups are messages from departed spirits. 

Our Russian and Balkan friends are starting in where 

we left off. They celebrated Christmas the day before yes- 
terday, and will toast the new year next Wednesday night. 

It is reported that American weddings in London are not 

nearly as numerous as they used to be. It is bad enough to 
be bombarded with rice and old shoes on the wedding day, 
but a swain and a maid will think twice before they take a 
chance on a bomb from a German airship.. 

With so many Brownes in the new State Legislature it 

looks as if there were room for a White hope in Sacra- 

Mayor Harrison of Chicago announces that his wife has 

permitted him to run for re-election. That old song, "My Wife 
Won't Let Me," has accordingly been declared taboo in Cook 

The short skirts which go with the many national cos- 
tumes that will be worn at the Exposition-Civic Auditorium 
dedication ball should attract a large number of students of 

Chicago objects to a pig's head as emblematic of her 

principal industry: meat packing. We think the old-fashioned 
skull and cross-bones would be a very appropriate symbol 
for it. 

After having sampled every color of it on New Year's 

eve, we have come to the conclusion that confetti is less nutri- 
tious than the plain white shaving lather our barber feeds us 
every morning. 

California is a breeding ground for statesmen. Just look 

at the number of eager candidates for clerkships and deputy 
clerkships that besieged the State Capitol at the opening of 
the Legislature. 

"What constitutes a true Christian?" was the topic of a 

recent lecture. From a practical business point of view, a true 
Christian is a poor boob who always lets his competitors get 
the best of him. 

A court without lawyers has been established in Chi- 
cago. The advantage of such a court is that the judge and jury 
will get a chance to acquaint themselves with the actual facts 
of the cases before them. 

Dr. Charles C. Van Liew, former president of the Chico 

State Normal School, has placed himself in a positively ab- 
normal class from the divorce court's point of view by suing 
.'or matrimonial freedom for the second time within a year. 

We think the 'Examiner" and "Bulletin" showed bad 

taste when, in reporting a recent wedding, they alluded to the 
newly married couple's lack of funds for luxuries by stating: 
"They are spending their honeymoon at the bride's apartment." 

If the postoffice profits of Guam for the past five years 

suffice to pay the traveling expenses of the postal inspector re- 
cently sent out there on an inspection trip, it will be an indica- 
tion that the office is so well managed that it doesn't need in- 

From The Hague comes the elevating news that no 

strangers have been within the Peace Palace since a party of 
Cook tourists, comprising members of all the belligerent 
nations, visited it last August and were ejected for starting a 
general free-for-all fight. 

San Francisco News Letter 

January 9, 1915 

If George Washington had lined his 
Pessimists on generals up before him and said : 

State Division. "Gentlemen, the odds against us are 

too heavy; let us lay down our 
arms and abandon the thought of independence," there prob- 
ably would have been no United States. San Francisco most 
likely would have been a British port, and her citizens would 
have been paying stamp taxes and other reluctant tributes to 
dear, old England, except those who might have joined the 
colonial regiments on the European continent to shoot or be 
shot by the Germans. 

In like wise, there can be no political division of the State 
of California if we permit ourselves to be discouraged by the 
obstacles that obstruct the path to this goal. Some of our 
contemporaries, who really would like to see California divided 
into two separate States, linger on the difficulties that have to 
be overcome in order to achieve the desired end, and their 
hearts descend to their boots as they behold such rocks ahead 
as a two-third vote of both Houses of Congress, a two-thirds 
vote of the State Legislature, and a majority vote in a State 

One periodical adds to the gloom an imagined necessity of 
an amendment to the Constitution of the United States by 
consent of three-fourths of all the States, and observes: "It 
must be a band of heroes that approaches a task of this mag- 

Maybe they are heroes, but they are content with merely be- 
lieving themselves good citizens, with enough common sense 
to see that political separation at the Tehachapi is best for all 
the people of California, and that unless such a separation is 
effected, the prosperity of the State is doomed. 

George Washington and his contemporary compatriots were 
imbued with a very similar conviction in regard to the rela- 
tions between England and her American colonies, and they 
went ahead and fought for that conviction, and emerged victori- 
ous from the fight despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles. 

There are many indications that the people south of the 
Tehachapi would welcome State division quite as eagerly as 
would we of the North, and if the desire is mutual, the diffi- 
culties that now seem so formidable should prove very easy to 

The Political Conciliation Association, an organization re- 
cently founded at San Diego, has placed in circulation through- 
out the State petitions to determine the approximate extent of 
the desire for State partition, and if sentiment for the project 
should prove to be strong, as it indubitably will, the petitions 
will be referred to the State Legislature, and the people will 
later vote on the measure as an initiative. 

Coincident with this petition, the California State Division 
League, which recently filed articles of incorporation in this 
city, will introduce in the Legislature a resolution in order to 
obtain from the members of the State legislative body an ex- 
pression of their views of the question. 

The work is progressing, and we do not hold a monopoly on 
the opinion that State division will be carried through without 
any serious difficulty. The North desires it, the South desires 
it, so why should the project strand? 

But frank expression of desire is necessary. By hiding be- 
hind a bush and leaving the work to the other fellow nothing 
will be achieved. 

The foreign commercial outlook for 
Foreign Commercial San Francisco during the year 1915 
Outlook for 1915. would appear to be the brightest in 

the history of the city, and this pre- 
diction is based upon the following causes: 

1st. The Panama-Pacific International Exposition. 

2d The opening of the Panama Canal. 

3d The European war. 

4th The general crop conditions all over the country. 

The Exposition will bring thousands of visitors to this city 
from all parts of the world, who will naturally put into circu- 
lation large sums of money among all classes. Many foreign 
merchants will undoubtedly make mutually satisfactory busi- 
ness connections with our exporters for our products, and this 
city will be advertised to the world as a prosperous commer- 
cial center. The city of St. Louis claims the Exposition held 
there put that city ahead ten years. 

The Panama Canal will divert the trade currents from the 
old Suez and Cape Town routes, and will to a very large extent 
make San Francisco the rate-making base of the Pacific. A 
number of new steamship lines will radiate from here to all 
parts of the world, affording rapid and cheap transportation 
and attracting a large measure of trade. 

The European war, while temporarily closing many profit- 
able markets, will open up new- ones not hitherto available, 
and when hostilities have ceased, the European markets will 
again be opened up and the demand for California products 
will be greater than ever before. The enormous sums spent 
by American tourists in Europe each year will remain in this 
country, and a goodly portion will undoubtedly come to Cali- 

Crop conditions all over the country are excellent, and with 
experimental legislation by a new administration practically 
over, the spirit of unrest will disappear and capital will again 
venture forth seeking investment, opening up new industries 
and increasing those already in existence. 

After the war undoubtedly a steady stream of immigration 
will set in from Europe, bringing to California thrifty artisans 
and agriculturists, thereby developing our material resources, 
increasing our production and attracting manufacturing indus- 
tries to this State. 

The Orient, Australia and South America, hitherto buying 
most of their goods in Europe, are now looking to the United 
States, and San Francisco is better situated than any other 
city to be the gateway for this commerce. Already the Orient 
is calling on this city for goods; the steamship companies are 
running full to overflowing and the demand is constantly in- 
creasing. The exports from this port to China and Australia 
have practically doubled, and this is only a forerunner of what 
can be expected. 

The Panama Canal has made us next door neighbors to the 
Atlantic Coast and Europe; Alaska is about to be developed, 
and looking at the situation from any or every angle, San Fran- 
cisco in 1915 will be no place for a pessimist. The gates of 
commerce of the world are open to San Francisco exporters, 
and they have merely to enter and secure the rich prizes await- 
ing them. 

Unnecessary caution in the investment of capital caused un- 
warranted business depression during 1914. But the future is 
too bright to permit of a repetition of this folly. 

January 9, 1915 

and California Advertiser 

The Legislature. 

With the record of absurd meas- 
ures introduced in the last session 
of the State Legislature in mind, 
we are not over sanguine as to the possibilities of the present 
session. In fact, we do not expect much to be accomplished. 
Nothing resembling a sound legislative program was in evi- 
dence on the opening day, nor has any been mentioned at the 
present writing. Among the first news to come down from 
Sacramento in connection with the Legislature was the pros- 
pect of ex-Senator Grant, recalled, contesting the seat of Sena- 
tor Wolfe, who succeeded him. Very little rivaling it in im- 
portance was reported up to Tuesday. This is not encouraging. 

And yet there is no telling what the Legislature may do be- 
fore adjourning; we may still be surprised, but with a proposed 
fifteen-day session to act in we expect the worst. 

Senator Lyons of Los Angles (Republican) has a bill pro- 
posing the consolidation of certain Commissioner's offices, 
which, he avers, would save the State $100,000 a year. This 
would appear to be a sensible measure and quite a novelty in 
this age of Government extravagance in California. This and 
other sums that may be saved could be turned into a fund for 
rural credits to facilitate farming improvements. A separate 
bill for the establishment of a system of rural credits has been 
prepared by Senator William E. Brown, also of Los Angeles. 
This is another sane measure that should be carried. The same 
Senator also proposes to prohibit any money lender to charge 
a rate of interest exceeding ten per cent per annum. This is, 
of course, calculated to put the greedy loan shark out of com- 

Assemblyman M. B. Browne of Tuolumne has drafted a bill 
similar to the Arizona anti-alien labor law now being contested 
in the courts of that State. This bill provides that any em- 
ployer who has at least five persons on his payroll must employ 
not less than eighty per cent American citizens. Leaving out 
the local difficulties in giving such a measure practical appli- 
cation, the question of its interference with American treaties 
with other countries must be considered. Some of the foreign 
ambassadors have protested against the Arizona anti-alien 
labor law, and until its constitutionality has been decided the 
California Legislature should not waste time on debating a 
bill of dubious practicability. We might ask Assemblyman 
Browne what he proposes to do in case an employer is unable 
to secure the requisite number of American employees. 

It must be admitted that the Legislature showed a capacity 
for promptitude and harmony in the election of the two pre- 
siding officers; also for dancing to the Johnson whip. Assem- 
blyman C. C. Young, of Berkeley, administration candidate, 
was elected speaker of the Assembly without a hitch, and Sena- 
tor Newton W. Thompson, of Alhambra, also administration 
candidate, was elected president pro tern of the Senate with 
a comfortable majority. 

In both houses all the officers elected were administration 
men, so Governor Johnson, paraphrasing a certain French mon- 
arch, will again be able to say: "The Legislature, that's me." 

Governor Whitman of New York says that the American 

people have "disregard of law, impatience with legal and moral 
restraints, contempt for the judicial and executive ministers 
of justice." But look at the kind of laws that are dumped on 
the suffering populace every year, the endless technicalities 
and writs of goodness-knows-what-not that clog up our courts 
of justice, and some of the judicial and executive officers we 
have to tolerate! The wonder is that the American people do 
not turn anarchists and refuse to obey the ridiculous laws and 
judicial procedure that provoke them constantly. Oh, for a 
whiff of the freedom of Servia or Lichtenstein! 

Two Timely Tales 


If you want prosperity, do your share to bring it, and 
do it now. Get that addition on your shop going; it will 
cost you less to-day than six months hence. Is trade a 
bit dull in the works ? Get those improvements begun. 
Prices are low and likely to rise. You've been thinking 
of that contract work. Better start yourself before things 
get the start of you. This country slows down a bit now 
and then, but it never stops growing, and it always moves 
up and not down. We don't know what it means in most 
of the United States to have real general distress. Think 
of Belgium and Poland, O man with a grouch, and slink 
into your hole and pull it in after you. There think of 
your sins and your blessings, and come out with your 
courage in working order. There are lots of good Ameri- 
can examples of pluck. Do you remember San Francisco 
and Galveston and Chicago — Boston, Charleston, Balti- 
more and Dayton, and many others like them? Remem- 
ber Thomas A. Edison and lots of your fellow citizens 
who showed pluck when things were hard. 


Now is the time for the United States to go ahead. We 
can manufacture cheaper to-day than in many years to 
come. However, many of our bust business men seem to 
be penny wise and pound foolish. I am surprised that 
commercial and industrial America has been affected 
with a form of paralysis, evidently as the result of the 
war in Europe. This is all due, however, to unnecessary 

Steamship Owners 
Sue Government. 

The owners of the steamer "Olson 
and Mahoney" have brought suit 
against Collector of the Port J. O. 
Davies for damages exceeding 
$100,000, as a result of the refusal some weeks ago of clear- 
ance papers to the vessel, which was loaded with a general 
cargo for the port of Valparaiso. 

We hope the owners of the "Olson and Mahoney" will be 
awarded every cent of the amount sued for. Whether Davies 
himself is a bonehead, or whether he was instructed to act 
as he did by some bonehead in Washington, his refusal of 
clearance papers to the "Olson and Mahoney" was one of those 
official deeds that help make the American Government an ob- 
ject of ridicule. 

The "Olson and Mahoney" was held up and ordered to un- 
load her cargo on the mere suspicion that it was destined for 
the German Pacific fleet, and on the flimsy ground that her 
departure might involve a breach of neutrality. 

On this principle the Collector of the Port would be justified 
in refusing clearance papers to every vessel trading out of this 

The investigation of the owners of the vessel and the ship- 
pers was not dropped until the merchants in Valparaiso sent 
inquiries concerning their cargo. Then Collector Davies and 
United States Attorney Preston shrank back in a corner like 
two foolish school boys. 

It is interesting to observe that the United States Govern- 
ment has just informed Great Britain that it devolves upon the 
belligerents themselves to prevent contraband carried in neu- 
tral bottoms from reaching hostile countries. The "Olson and 
Mahoney" did not even carry contraband freight. 

O. Inconsistency, thou art a jackass! 

One cannot help having some respect for a person who 

has enough tact to pretend to respect others. 

San Francisco News Letter 

January 9, 1915 

That was a mean thing of Coroner Tisdale to tell Rev. 

R. A. M. Browne: "Get out of here, you dirty dog!" after the 
former pastor had been before the coroner's jury to testify at 
the inquest over the body of Mrs. Hendricks, his affinity who 
committed suicide. If Rev. Browne is a "dirty dog," then we 
are surrounded on all hands by "yellow curs" in human guise. 
It would, in fact, be remarkable if there were among Coroner 
Tisdale's friends not one who has been guilty of the same 
moral offense as that committed by Rev. Browne. Mrs. Hen- 
dricks had sepaiated from her husband, and Rev. Browne had 
separated from his wife. And Rev. Browne says they intended 
to get married. Cases just like this occur in our divorce courts 
daily, but I have never heard of a judge who said to a co- 
respondent: "Get out of here, you dirty dog!" Humanity is 
frail, and many mistakes are made in matrimonial matches. 
Love is something that cannot be forced upon a person. If 
a wife does not love her husband, it is not her fault. In the 
light of our social organization it is unfortunate, but it cannot 
be helped. Is she to be blamed if she seeks love elsewhere, 
and is another man to be blamed for loving her? Rev. Browne 
was not such a cur, for it appears that he contributed all the 
money he could spare to Mrs. Hendricks' support. Coroner 
Tisdale is narrow-minded, and so was the mob that pursued 
Rev. Browne after the inquest. The chances are that there 
were hypocrites in that mob who have done exactly what Rev. 
Browne did, or if they have not done it, the lack of desire has 
not been the preventive cause. "Don't strike a man when he 
is down." Coroner Tisdale and others should learn this good 

The People's Philharmonic Orchestra Association is en- 
deavoring to organize a permanent opera company in San 
Francisco. This is a movement everybody should support. We 
ought to have had a permanent opera company in the city long 
ago. It cannot be possible that the general public does not ap- 
preciate grand opera. The same people who applaud franti- 
cally mediocre song talent in some of the second rate vaude- 
ville houses would certainly applaud still more real classic 
singing. It is noticeable that when vocal performers in such 
first-class houses as the Orpheum and Pantages render an 
operatic selection the audience cannot get enough encores. Of 
course we appreciate grand opera, and we would be glad to 
have it in our midst all the time. 

There is a chap at Pantages this week who expounds 

a line of philosophy that should appeal to all who are lovers 
but not possessors of automobiles and the gasoline stench and 
other accessories that go with them. It is sprung in the course 
of a song, and sounds something like this: "It is better to im- 
agine that you ride seven miles in an automobile than to own 
one and have to get off and shove it another seven." Fol- 
lowing out this idea, you can take joy rides clean across the 
Lincoln Highway every day and never have to spend a cent 
for repairs. 

A San Francisco Chinaman is suing his wife for divorce 

because she celebrated last Fourth of July by hitting him on the 
head with a shoe and throwing the baby out of the window. 
Some feminist must have been busy in Chinatown. 

Every newspaper in San Francisco has devoted much 

space to the charm and extraordinary artistic talent of Mme. 
Bernice Pasquali, and she deserves every word of eulogy that 
has been printed, and more. But, pray, why has Mme. Pas- 
quali's husband's name not been mentioned? Mr. (or perhaps 
I should say Signor?) Pasquali is quite a bit of a singer him- 
self. In fact, some one who pretends to be posted on doings 
at the Metropolitan Opera House asserts that Mr. Pasquali's 
splendid tenor voice, though it may be surpassed by Caruso's 
remarkable pitch, is highly appreciated by the fastidious pa- 
trons of that exclusive establishment, and I am also informed 
confidentially that Mr. Pasquali has taken part in several great 
quartette; together with singers the mention of whose names 
instantly conjures up visions of four figures (in dollars), cou- 
pled wkh a half hour's work. Time was when M. and Mme. 
Pasquali toured the Orpheum circuit; in fact, in days past they 
have appeared more than once at the Orpheum in San Fran- 
cisco, and Mr. Pasquali always received his share of the ap- 
plause. All these things being so, why not say a few kind 
words about Mr. Pasquali? "But he has not sung here this 
winter," you will say. Well, that's where you are wrong. He 
sang "II Miserere" with Mme. Pasquali at the Press Club on 
New Year's eve, and it was superb! 

That Prince of Siam, who is visiting San Francisco, will 

never be popular among Americans. The people of this coun- 
try want to see princes in gorgeous military garb, with monocle 
and hee-haw accent and all that sort of thing — at least the 
ladies do. But here comes this Prince of Siam and smokes a 
meerschaum pipe while talking to a reporter at his hotel, and 
to make matters worse, the pipe — so the scrupulous reporter 
tells us — was shaped like a calabash. The chances are that he 
was smoking ordinary cut plug tobacco in that pipe. And then 
he lowered himself to celebrating New Year's eve so well that 
he slept until noon the next day, just like millions of our own 
countrymen did. Now, princes like that may be all right in 
their own countries, and the home papers may even refrain 
from commenting on the shape of their pipes and their hours 
of rising on New Year's day, but they don't suit the American 
taste. Our idea of a prince is a chap who smokes at least 
Egyptian cigarettes with his monogram on, and rides in a car- 
riage drawn by sixteen horses, at whose appearance all other 
traffic stops while the multitude bare their heads and bend 
their knees. This Siamese prince would never be admitted 
within the exclusive circles of American aristocracy. That 
pipe of his — ough! 

Congress has passed the "literacy test" for immigrants. 

Henceforth an immigrant will be required to write forty words 
on a slip of paper before he is admitted to this glorious land 
of freedom. That he is strong and husky and healthy and a 
good worker is of no account unless he can write those forty 
words. It is overwhelming and impressive. Hereafter we 
will receive none but educated immigrants, men and women 
who can write forty words — in short, none but university gradu- 
ates. No, they can't get by with thirty-nine words. 

The San Francisco afternoon dailies have raised their 

price from one to two cents per copy. They had at least the 
frankness to admit that the increase was due to no improve- 
ment in the quality of the reading matter. 

Headline: "Idle Army Cleaning 1915 City," meaning, 

presumably, that they are loafing on the job. 

Some of the girls we see on Market street are really not 

as bad as they are painted. 

January 9, 1915 

and California Advertiser 


Special trains from both ends of the State will bring merry- 
makers to participate in the official opening ball at the Civic 
Center Auditorium to-night (Saturday.) San Francisco will 
keep open house while the great municipal affair is in progress. 
The committee in charge has arranged to care for a crowd of 
25,000 persons. 

A new high water mark in attendance for San Francisco in- 
doors affairs is indicated by the interest shown in the ball. 
Most of the boxes and all of the $2.50 reserved seats were sold 
early in the week. 

An elaborate program of special dances has been prepared 
by the management. Most of these will be given by social 
clubs and the local foreign societies. Swiss, Danish, Swedish, 
Norwegian, Spanish, Italian, Irish, Japanese and Chinese 
national dances will be given by experts in costume. 

The "mummers' parade" is expected to be one of the big 
features of the ball. Nearly all of the 250 concerns which have 
been building concessions at the Exposition grounds will have 
a float of some sort in this pageant. 

Two large orchestras will provide music for the dancers. 
These will start to work at 8 o'clock, and the early comers may 
dance until 9 :30, when the floor will be cleared for the grand 
march. Following this will come the "mummers' parade" and 
the special dances. Then the general dance program will start 
and continue until dawn to-morrow. 


Mrs. Kenneth R. Kingsbury, wife of Vice-President K. B. 
Kingsbury of the Standard Oil Co. of California, died in Los 
Angeles New Year's eve, after a brief illness contracted during 
a holiday visit in the Southern city. Mrs. Kingsbury leaves a 
large number of mourning friends in California who loved her 
for her sweetness of character and unusual charm. Mrs. Kings- 
bury was the daughter of D. I. Roberts, president of the 
United States Express Company, which recently dissolved. 
She was married to Mr. Kingsbury at her home in East Orange, 
N. J., in 1904, and came to California in 1912, when her hus- 
band was appointed to the vice-presidency of the Standard Oil 
Company of California. Mrs. Kingsbury was prominent in so- 
cial and charitable circles. 

Mrs. Charlotte M. Goldsmith, widow of Nathaniel Goldsmith, 
who was prominent in the early days of San Francisco, died 
last Tuesday, January 5th, at her home in Alameda. She was 
the mother of Mrs. Charles S. Neal, Edward Goldsmith, Mrs. 
Samuel Goldman and the late Mrs. J. Dugan. Mrs. Goldsmith, 
who was a native of Brooklyn, N. Y., and came to California 
and settled in San Francisco sixty years ago, passed away on 
her ninety-first birthday. 

The San Francisco "Chronicle" has a record for lending it- 
self to the relief of suffering in all its forms. Mr. de Young is 
always ready to open its columns to a worthy cause, regardless 
of the financial loss to himself. Having despatched a load of 
Christmas presents to the children in the belligerent European 
countries, the "Chronicle" next opened its advertising columns 
to free "want ads" in order to help securing employment for 
the many men and women that are out of work in San Fran- 
cisco this winter. Any one who has work of any kind to offer 
is invited to send an advertisement to the "Chronicle," and it 
will be published free of charge. Already hundreds of unem- 
ployed have found work through the "Chronicle's" free ad- 
vertisements. This is an undertaking that has the ring of true 
charity, inasmuch as it means a very substantial daily financial 
loss to the publisher. 


We take great pleasure in announcing to our readers that 
beginning with our next issue we will publish the first of a 
series of weekly articles on women's and children's fashions. 
These articles will be illustrated with artistic drawings of the 
very newest styles and will be especially written for this 
paper by one of the best known fashion authorities in New 
York City. 

These exclusive and interesting letters will provide the ladies 
of San Francisco and vicinity with authentic fashion informa- 
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'We obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 


Henry Miller in "Daddy Long-Legs" at Columbia 
It's when I witness a play like "Daddy Long- 
Legs" that I could wish that my command of the 
English language was inexhaustible. I want to 
say so many nice things about the play and the 
star and the company that my conventional stock 
of adjectives would soon run out. Before its ad- 
vent here, reports had reached us that the play 
was one of the few of the real successes of the 
New York season. The play, as a number of us 
are aware of, has been written by Jean Webster 
from her stories and letters of the same name. 
Though Mr. Miller's name does not appear in the 
capacity of first aid to the author, I have more 
than a well-founded suspicion that the gentleman 
had a great deal to do with the shaping of the 
play for stage purposes. Mr. Miller was ever 
modest in this respect. He is ever ready and 
willing to encourage the embryo author or actor 
who may show some genuine evidence of talent 
and ability in their work. 

The play now at the Columbia is really the 
most delightful medium Mr. Miller has brought 
to us for years. It is clean and sweet, and the 
sentiment :s wholesome. There is not a villain 
in the play, nor any kind of an allusion to any- 
thing which savors of the unclean things in life. 
The scenes are crowded with delightful comedy, 
which is again and again followed by something 
which brings out in us that tugging at the heart 
strings which only too plainly informs us that 
the play contains heart interest which is human 
and vital. There is the prettiest love story im- 
aginable running through the play, and more- 
over the plot of the play and its development 
have the tinge of novelty and originality all over 
it. We do not have to stretch our mental facul- 
ties to make the scenes appear life-like. In this 
manner, Miss Webster, the author, has achieved 
what I consider a personal triumph. She realizes 
that the most direct way to the heart is the 
straight and simple way, and this idea she has ad- 
hered to, the consequence being that the play 
makes a direct appeal without any tinge of arti- 
ficialitv. Miller has a role which I am sure must 
delight him. It is that of a middle-aged bachelor 
of wealth, who falls in love with one many years 
his junior, but who sees in this man the embodiment of every- 
thing which is fine and good. We all know how Miller can en- 
act a role of this kind. Renee Kelley, who has the role oppo- 
site him, came near achieving a great big personal success. 
She has a role which affords her endless opportunities, and 
never once did she shoot beyond the mark of simplicity and 
naturalness. Behind her good work I can note the directing 
genius of Mr. Miller, who, incidentally, was responsible for the 
coming out of Ruth Chatterton, who is, I believe, at the present 
time being featured in the same play in New York. 

The entire cast is well nigh without a blemish, and in some 
individual cases the people really deserve generous praise. 
We must at least bow to dear Mrs. Eberle, who though in but 
one act, shows all her old time artistry has not been dimmed 
by the march of the years. She is one of the real veterans of 
our stage, one of the few of the old school of grande dames 
left to us. May she be spared to us for many years. The four 
scenes are mounted in faultless fashion. The audience Monday 
evening crowded the house to capacity, and all in all it was a 
most happy evening. It could not be otherwise with a splendid 
play, a favorite star, and a fine company. Mr. Miller will be 
with us two weeks, and I predict big business for the entire 

Paul Gerson. 

Joseph Santley, assisted by Ruth Randall, next week at the 

Grand Opera at the Alcazar. 

On last Monday evening the Alessandro Bevani Company 
opened a season of Italian grand opera at the Alcazar Thea- 
tre. If true San Francisco music lovers are not altogether a 
people of the past, if there still remains in our hearts any part 
of our former love for the appealing Italian operas, this season 
is bound to be a successful one. The opening was brilliant, 
a huge and representative audience was carried to "bravo!" 
heights of enthusiasm by the masterful production. 

Difficult "Othello" was the opera, one which San Francisco 
has not often heard in recent years, and the one in which 
Verdi most fully displays his great powers of orchestration. 
Although many local faces were recognized in the orchestra, its 
ensemble work and finesse was most commendable, and the ex- 
quisite harmonies of certain portions of the opera, particularly 
the "Ave Maria," were brought forth with richness that bor- 
dered on the sublime. Conductor Zuro certainly proved him- 
self a most able conductor, controlling with magnetism both 
orchestra and chorus. The latter body, especially the female 
portion, showed splendid training and contained many good 

January 9, 1915 


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The intellectual histrionism of the singers, from a Shakes- 
pearean viewpoint, was most admirable. Fausto Castellani's 
passionate but well balanced interpretation of Othello fully 
compensated for his Hoarseness, due to the sudden change of 
climate. Iago was sung by Galazzi, who possesses a keen 
understanding of Shakespeare's jealous cynic. His baritone 
voice, though somewhat lyrical, is pleasing and rich in quality 
of tone, and Galazzi proved himself a veritable master of the 
bel canto art. Mme. Johanna Kristoffy made a sympathetic 
Desdemona. Her beauty, grace, dramatic power and sweet, 
clear and ringing soprano voice easily won for her the hearts 
of her enthusiastic hearers, and we can readily imagine her as 
ideal in the popular roles which she will play during her en- 
gagement here. The other members of the cast maintained 
the high standard of the three leads, making the whole per- 
formance thoroughly delightful to all. 

The tableaux acting, a feature so often neglected by opera 
singers, was excellent on the part of every member of the 
company, and added much to the life and realism of the per- 
formance. The costumes and stage settings were both artistic 
and correct. 

In general, from the viewpoint of the critic, the night was 
one of congratulations — to the management of the Alcazar 
Theatre for their success in obtaining a company that will 
afford the music lovers of our city so much pleasure during its 
visit here — to the Bevani artists for their inspiring production — 
to the audience for its loyalty and interest. And on Tuesday 
night our own American artist, Hazel Sanborne, as Lucia, cap- 
tured her audience so effectively that once she was interrupted 
by the thundering applause in the middle of her act and had 
to start it all over again to satisfy her enthusiastic auditors. 

Let us sincerely hope that the first performance was the 
beginning of what will be a very successful engagement. Let 
us strive to make it such a success as will warrant the perma- 
nent location here of the Bevani troupe. Then it, like our cher- 
ished Philharmonic Orchestra, will become a lasting center of 
culture and joy to all classes in our city. 

Jerome H. Bayer. 
• • • 

The Orpheum. 

At the Orpheum this week it is a case of irresistible forces 
striking immovable objects. Every number is so good that 
the audience is unable to pick the best. It is an "all-star" pro- 
gram, with Alice Lloyd as the headliner. It is worth a second, 
or even third and fourth visit to the Orpheum just to watch 
Alice Lloyd handle her audience. She is the most individual 
and confidential artist in her line on the stage, unless Harry 
Lauder's methods excel hers for confidence of manner and in- 
sinuating effect. She sings to everybody, and everybody 
sings to her. At getting an audience to work, there's nobody 
like Alice Lloyd. The Bell Family is another aggregation 
which establishes immediate claims of friendship with audi- 
tors. There's a real thrill in their bell ringing, and there's a 
dancing girl who is the essence of Mexico. She with her part- 
ner are responsible for the "pep" in pepper. This act "held 
up" the show, and the audience rose to "The Star-Spangled 
Banner" played with a universe of bells rung in a most elabo- 

rately ceremonial manner by these Bell gentlemen, dressed like 
Escamillos and the Mexican Carmens. The Spinnette quintet 
have what all vaudeville goers will thank them for — something 
quite new. They dance, feet to feet; the girls on platforms, 
the boys beneath; Kolb and Harland have a new angle to a 
familiar dancing act which is quite charming, and their setting 
and production are exquisite; the Avon comedy quartet are 
funny and they sing well. Chinko is a juggler whose hard job 
of "closing the show," is very deftly accomplished. Johnny 
Cantwell and Reta Walker are pleasing additions to this week's 
bill, and Minnie Kaufman opens it speedily on her bicycle. 

* * * 


Walter S. Howe and Beth Smalley know how to make the 
most of a humorous part, and the house alternates between 
roars and giggles as these two excellent artists carry on their 
eccentric flirtation in the presentation of a very extraordinary 
sketch entitled "In and Out," in which Howe takes the part 
of a young man, who, returning from some late celebration, 
enters a wrong house and finds a sweet maid in what he sup- 
poses to be his own apartment. She takes him for a guest, 
a friend of her brother, who is expected, and when the real 
guest arrives he is arrested for burglary, and the lady's brother 
is also taken along to the station. Howe's soliloquy to his key 
before he attempts to enter the house is so mirth provoking 
that even the key attempts to smile. Verni Taylor, Ira Willard, 
Herman Noble and Walter Yeats contribute liberally to the 
merriment of this delightful playlet. One of the features is 
the quick and frequent change of scenery, alternating between 
the interior and exterior of the house. 

The "Musical Dairy," presented by Beltrah and Beltrah, is 
another attractive number. They get music out of everything, 
from brooms and shovels to milk pails and cows. To hear the 
"Evening Star" played on the blade of a shovel certainly is 
a rare treat. Lillian Seiger is a wonderful cornet player, and 
Joseph Callahan is inimitable in his quick-change character 


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San Francisco News Letter 

January 9, 1915 

poses, representing President Wilson, Abraham Lincoln, the 
Kaiser, General Lee, Pope Leo XIII, and other celebrated per- 
sonalities of the past and present. A group of ten Arabs per- 
form some weird acrobatic stunts that are as fast as the desert 
whirlwind and entirely new to the Western world, and one of 
them carries all his companions on his shoulders with little 
more difficulty than a weight of ten or twenty pounds. Larry 
Comer has a fine repertoire of good songs, and the Wayne trio 
present a "musical cocktail" that sounds as good as it tastes. 

Not the least interesting part of the program is a reel of 
moving pictures showing all the ceremonies in connection with 
the late Archbishop Riordan's funeral. 

Pasquali Con- 
cert. — Madam Ber- 
nice de Pasquali, 
prima donna of the 
Metropolitan Ope- a 
House, New York, 
and generally re- 
garded as the 
greatest living col- 
oratura soprano, 
will give the pre- 
mier concert of her 
1915 tour at the 
Columbia Theatre 
on Sunday after- 
noon, January 10th. 
Madam de Pas- 
quali made the trip 
across the continent 
from New York to 
San Francisco to 
sing at the open air 
concert at Lotta"s 
Fountain, and dur- 
ing her visit in San 
Francisco, the holi- 
day spirit and her 
unusual gracious- 
ness have impelled 
the great singer to 
lend her voice to 
charity on number- 
less occasions, and 
since the public an- 
nouncement that 
she will give a re- 
cital on Sunday, 
the demand for 

seats has been astounding. Few great divas who have ever 
lived have been equipped with a repertoire as extensive as 
Mme. de Pasquali's, and she has made up a program for Sun- 
day's concert which allows her voice the greatest possible 
range. It is divided into three parts, and includes classics 
from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and selections from 
Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Cornelius, Tschaikowsky, De- 
bussy, E. Chabrier, Felix Fou, Vanzo, Wolf-Ferrari, Rimsky- 
Korsakow and Donizetti. 

Orpheum. — The Orpheum announces another splendid show 
for next week. Joseph Santley, who will be remembered as 
the successful star of "When Dreams Come True," will head 
the bill. Mr. Santley will introduce the ball room dances which 
he created such a sensation in, and will also contribute several 
songs. He will be assisted by Ruth Randall and Josephine 

That clever singing comedian, Frederick V. Bowers, who was 
successfully featured with "The Sweetest Girl in Paris" and 
Mclntyre and Heath, and is also the composer of many song 
hits, will present an act called "Bright Smiles and Bright 
Songs," in which he will have the aid of Ada Ripel, Robert 
"Mose" Burks and Charles Jones, dancers, and Oscar Freder- 
ickson as conductor. 

George McKay and Ottie Ardine call their skit "On Broad- 
way." It is composed of bright patter and distinctive songs, 


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Bernice de Pasquali. 

— Fraser Photo. 

which are given in a fresh and breezy style that compels 

Charles F. Semon, "The Narrow Fellow," who is both come- 
dian and musician, may be relied upon for a diverting act. 

Hal and Frances, a remarkably clever team, will divert with 
the song skit, "The Stock Farm." 

Rebla, juggler and pantomimist, who works with a sangfroid 
that is particularly appealing, will make his first appearance 
in this city. He is lately from Europe, where he is highly 

thought of. 

* * * 

Pantages Theatre. — The 
Imperial Opera Company, 
comprising fifteen talented 
vocalists, will head the new 
eight act bill at the Pan- 
tages on Sunday in a rep- 
ertoire of condensed ver- 
sions of the best liked old- 
time favorites. The com- 
pany was a tremendous suc- 
cess here last year, and the 
cast is the same as ap- 
peared on their former 
visit. Excerpts from 

"Lucia," "II Trovatore," 
"Carmen," "Cavalleria Rus- 
ticana" and "Faust" will te 
presented. At each per- 
formance, thirty minutes of 
the best scenes from a se- 
lected program will be give 
with special scenery and 
costuming. Probably no 
single entertainer has en- 
deared himself to local 
vaudeville audiences than 
Tom Kelly, better known 
as "That Irishman." Kelly 
has just returned from 
an eight months' tour of 
Australia, where he scored 
the most remarkable hit of 
any popular singer that has 
ever visited the Antipodes. 
He is almost a fixture on 
the Pantages Circuit, hav- 
ing played the time over 
nine successive seasons. 
Kelly has a brand new 
packet of rollicking song 
hits and a batch of crack- 
ling good stories about his 
friend "O'Brien." Sher- 
bourne and Montgomery 
have a gripping little melodramatic play entitled "The Kid- 
napper," which has been a great hit on the tour. Fred Wood- 
ward, for two seasons the star of Oliver Morosco's extrava- 
ganza, "The Tick Tock Man of Oz," in which production he 
played the ludicrous character of "Hank the Mule," will be 
another special feature. Woodward's impersonations of the 
frisky mule is startlingly realistic. The four Dekock brothers 
have a novelty acrobatic offering of daring and difficult hand- 
to-hand feats. Haley and Haley, with the assistance of a man- 
nish monkey, is another unique act. Another two reel Key- 
stone comedy, "The Property Man," with that inimitable fun- 
maker, Charlie Chaplin, will also be shown. 

* * * 

Columbia Theatre. — Henry Miller begins his second week 
in "Daddy Long-Legs" at the Columbia Theatre on Sunday 
night. The fascinating romantic comedy he has brought to 
San Francisco more than justifies the extravagant praise it 
had received here prior to its presentation, and clearly explains 
the comedy's record-breaking runs in Chicago and New York. 
"Daddy Long-Legs" tells the story of a quaint little Cinderella 
and a very human Prince Charming. It is filled with the buoy- 
ancy of youth, and the delightful human of the play is second 
only to its tender sentiment and wonderfully human appeal. 
The fact that it has attracted capacity audiences to the Colum- 

Tom Kelly, "That Irishman," 
Pantages next week. 


January 9, 1915 

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bia furnishes proof that San Francisco is always prepared 
to give splendid support to the plays that are worth while. 
Aside from the fact that this comedy by Jean Webster, which 
is still the reigning hit of the season in New York, merits all 
the good things that have been said about it, it has additional 
value because of its splendid interpretation by Henry Miller 
and the fine supporting company which he brought three thou- 
sand miles across the continent for the special purpose of giv- 
ing San Francisco theatre-goers an opportunity to see one of 
the biggest successes of recent years, while it is still at the zen- 
ith of its fame. 

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Mme. Cisneros to Sing at Symphony. — The music committee 
of the Musical Association of San Francisco announces the 
engagement of Eleanora de Cisneros, the great mezzo-soprano 
contralto, as assisting artist at the sixth regular Symphony 
Concert, Friday afternoon, January 22d, at the Cort Theatre. 
Madame Cisneros, an American by birth, first came to San 
Francisco as one of the leading artists with the first season of 
the Chicago Opera Company at the Tivoli Opera House. She 
was for four seasons with the Covent Garden Opera Company, 
London, four seasons with the Hammerstein Opera Company, 
La Scala, Milan, two seasons with the Hammerstein Opera 
Company, Manhattan Opera House, New York, and has ap- 
peared in all of the principal opera houses of Europe. Last 
winter Madame de Cisneros filled an engagement at the Liceo 
of Barcelona, and the beautiful American with the voice of vel- 
vet and the glow and temperament that captivate Southern 
people had a series of unequaled triumphs. After the Barce- 
lona engagement she appeared at the Royal Opera in Madrid, 
and received a command to sing at the king's birthday recep- 
tion, limited to members of the royal families and the grandees 
of ancient lineage. On this occasion Madame de Cisneros was 
personally complimented by the Queen Mother, Maria Chris- 
tina, the youthful and beautiful Queen Victoria, and his 
Majesty, King Alfonso. 

If there were twice as many evenings in the week, every 

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filled with a merry throng of dancers. As it is, Sunday evening 
is the only one not dedicated to those informal dansants which 
have been a popular feature of the Tavern for so many months. 
At first, two evenings a week were dancing evenings, then 
three, and now six nights are found to be none too many to 
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San Francisco News Letter 

January 9, 1915 


The advent of Miss Elsie de Wolfe in these parts has stimu- 
lated anew the interest of local society in the relief of the war 
sufferers, for while Miss 'de Wolfe came on the peaceful mis- 
sion of collaborating with Mrs. Crocker on the furnishing of 
her new ball room, she is so ardently interested in equipping 
the military hospital which she and Anne Morgan and Eliza- 
beth Marbury have turned over to the French that her lightest 
conversation is pathological. The net result has been a goodly 
sum turned over by the matrons of Burlingame for the further 
equipping of this hospital. These three young women have a 
palace near ParL where they spend part of the year, and their 
salon during the season is one of the most brilliant. The per- 
sonality and wit of these three independent young women, who 
have kept a bolt upright interest in business in spite of the 
splendor of the Morgan millions to which they have a vicarious 
interest through their association with the daughter of the 
house of Morgan, is now world famous. Miss de Wolfe went 
into the decorating business after a successful though brief 
career on the stage, and by her art, business acumen and back- 
ing of the Morgan millions, has made an independent fortune. 
Her social conquests have been even more remarkable, per- 
haps, than her business success. Her work naturally brings 
her in touch with more women than men, and it is a tribute to 
the general progress of women, and the breaking down of their 
old traditions that they can place social laurel wreaths on a 
business brow. There was a time, and not so many generations 
ago either, when a woman who had her independent life as a 
business woman would not have found a dozen women in so- 
ciety who spoke the same language that she did. To-day women 
like Elizabeth Marbury and Elsie de Wolfe have reserved seats 
in the most exclusive and smartest sets in London, Paris and 
New York. 

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"The world is so full of a number of things," but mostly of 
dances, if the calendar of the San Francisco belle may be 
taken as any marker of what is going on in the rest of the 
world. The society editor of to-day must step lively to keep 
up with the tempo of the dance music to which every week is 
set. Over in Europe they are throwing the bodies of men to 
cannon balls to fill in the gaps in international relationships. 
Out here they throw in a dansant or two to fill in the gaps 
between the balls. This nation of the blessed may be fox- 
trotting its way to a frivolous end, but at any rate it's a pleas- 
anter end than any devised by the war lords of Europe. Last 
Monday, Miss Elsie Smith, who is managing the dansants at 
the St. Francis, without the help of her dancing partner, who 
is still in the East, remarked that by all the signs and symbols 
of time and tides there should be a very light attendance on 
that particular day, for had there not been a dancing dervish of 
a week preceding it, and were not a number of the younger set 
snowballing and skating and ski-ing in wintry Truckee? Which 
sounded like perfectly good logic — but it was not predicated 
on the germ theory of the dansant — which is the only rea- 
sonable theory by which to account for its popularity under all 
circumstances. Wherefore, on Monday of this week some 
two hundred people came to the St. Francis dansant and stayed 
until the musicians folded up their tired instruments. The 
wide skirted frocks of this season are certainly a more grace- 
ful habiliment for the dance than the sheath-like affairs of last, 
and as many of the women had on new frocks, almost all made 
up in combination with furs, the effect was very pretty. Miss 
Elsie de Wolfe, who came with the Crocker girls, attracted 
much attention in a dark green duvetyne, trimmed with tawny 
yellow-brown fur. 

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At the Fairmont on Friday afternoon there was not a hint of 
society saving itself for the balls at night. One might have ex- 
pected that even the most indefatigable trippers would put 
shoe trees in their dancing pumps in anticipation of the strenu- 
ous times to come, but not a bit of it! Nothing like that hap- 

pened! Instead, about two hundred people appeared on the 
scene, among those who came early and danced late being many 
who were going to one, some to two, balls at night. The 
Charles Baldwins, the William Crockers, the George Popes, 
Mrs. William Thomas, Mrs. Cosmo Morgan and Miss Sallie 
Maynard were among those who entertained large parties at 
the tea tables which play such a part in the animated scene of 
a dansant. 

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Saturday will be the occasion for numerous dansant parties 
at the Palace, ever so many of the tables for these popular af- 
fairs being engaged by the season. The young people down 
the peninsula way and across the bay make up little coteries 
of their friends to go to these, and there is a certain charm in 
having the same table every time, so more and more 
the custom grows of claiming the same table for each one 
of these gala events. The merry troopings of friends from 
table to table, the swish and swing of the dances, the click 
of the tea cups, the babble and bubble of it all make the days 
before the dansant floated in seem dreary and flat and unprofit- 
able indeed! 

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On Friday night two balls claimed the attention of the smart 
set. At the St. Francis Hotel, Mrs. Payne, Sr., hostessed an 
elaborate function in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Payne. 
The festivities that usually precede a wedding in the case of 
Miss de Sabla and Herbert Payne were seriously marred by 
the fact that the bride-elect developed a serious case of ap- 
pendicitis. The marriage ceremony was not deferred, but 
immediately afterwards the young bride was taken to a hos- 
pital to submit to the deferred operation. This ball was one 
of the festivities which had been planned in honor of the 
young couple, and was wiped off the calendar by the insistence 
of the physicians, who claimed prior right. Mrs. Payne an- 
nounced at the time that she would entertain for her son and 
newly acquired daughter-in-law later, and this ball is the be- 
lated festivity, which certainly lost nothing in perfection of 
detail by postponement. Every one came in a gale of good 
spirits; the music, the supper, the decorations and all the ap- 
pointments conspired to make the guests have a gay time; and 
so another beautiful ball swung into the historic past of this 

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At Scottish Rite Hall the members of the Assembly danced 
down the hours in that friendly way which only the members 
of a club who have known each other since their pinafore days 




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can accomplish. Some of the members of the Assembly were 
likewise guests at the Payne ball, going first to the Assembly 
lor an hour or two and then finishing up at the St. Francis at 
the ball presided over by Mrs. Payne. 

Innumerable dinner parties preceded both events. Prescott 
Scott, who is the most intimate chum of young Payne, gave an 
elaborate dinner party at the St. Francis, entertaining about 
thirty guests who were delighted by the innovations in the way 
of decorations and menu introduced at this dinner. Among the 
members of the Assembly Club who entertained at dinner were 
Miss Louise McNear, Miss Elizabeth Brice, Miss Marion Stovel 
and Miss Margaret Monroe. In spite of the fact that there 
were so many dinner parties as supplementary offerings to the 
ball, the attendance at both events began early. At the Assem- 
bly the dance was in full blast by ten, and at the Payne ball 
by eleven o'clock most of the guests had made obeissance to 
the hostess and the motifs of the occasion, and eleven is early 
for a ball in these days of an embarrassment of festivities. 
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At this writing it is impossible to speak in the past tense 
of the ball at the Auditorium, with which the Exposition offi- 
cals swing wide welcome to the first of the municipal doors to 
open to the gay throngs that have been eagerly awaiting this 
event. It is safe to predict that never did the portals of an 
auditorium open on a scene more animated, more brilliant, more 
colorful than this, for perhaps in no other city in America do 
the people keep the fiesta spirit so close to the core of their 
hearts. Of course for this, the opening of the first permanent 
exposition building, this spirit will spill its warm golden glow 
over everything. All during the week the costumers have been 
busy providing the paraphernalia with which the gay spirits 
that enter with zest into a frolic of this sort disguise their 
every-day-ness. Many of the Burlingame contingent are going 
in little groups, each group costumed exactly alike, which al- 
ways adds to the merriment and bewilderment of friends and 

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Is Mile. Louise La Gai, premiere danseuse, a coquette? 
Verily, her followers say she is, and they decare that it is very 
becoming to her particular type of beauty. At the Hotel Oak- 
land dansant, the petite dancer was likened unto a French nur- 
sery maid as well as a coquette as she swung gracefully in the 
arms of her partner, Quentin Tod, who looked amorously into 
her beaming eyes. Rhythmically and harmoniously they swing 
their arms, and the dainty dancer loves the thought of being 
embraced by him. In the glides the couples are fascinating, and 
the Mademoiselle reclines delicately on Tod's arm, and he 
doesn't mind it a bit. The query has arisen, is Mile. La Gai be- 
trothed to Quentin Tod ? In her exhibition dances at the Hotel 
Oakland she created quite a sensation by means of her roman- 
tic and flirtatious expressions. 

The social gossip centers around the couple, who are admir- 
ably adapted to each other with regard to height, as both are 
very petite. They are temperamentally compatible. Both 
have entered into the spirit of their art; nevertheless, critics 
say they lack the poise of the Douglas Cranes. 
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Rumor has it that the beautiful debutante daughter of the 
Charles S. Wheelers will follow in the footsteps of her charm- 
ing sisters, and will probably wed earlier than society antici- 
pates. It has been whispered that Gordon Tevis, a young Yale 
student, is one of the "swains" who is her most ardent admirer. 
He and his twin brother, Lloyd, are the youngest members of 
the Will Tevis family. Gordon was among the guests at the 
Wheeler reception, when Jean made her bow. His eyes " 
fastened upon her, and then and there her friends observed 
young Tevis' attention, which has given rise to the news of 
their courtship. During the Yuletide season they were seen 
together at the dansants. 

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Mrs. Kathleen de Young Theriot. who is the guest of her 
sister, Mrs. George Cameron in Burlingame, plans to visit her 
parents, the M. H. de Youngs, early in February. The mem- 
bers of the family are extremely busy preparing the dainty 
layette for the baby who is expected next month. Exquisite 
hand-embroidered dresses are being made by the friends of the 
popular Kathleen, who has been resting in Burlingame for 
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January 9, 1915 

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BOALT-BRITTON. — The engagement of Miss Lydia Rebecca Boalt and 
Emmet Eritton was announced last week at the home of the bride- 
elect in St Helena, The wedding will be an event of the early 
spring. Miss Boalt is a graduate of Mills College, and has a wide 
circle of friends in Oakland and San Francisco, where she has fre- 
quently visited. Mr. Britton is the son of John A. Britton. He is at 
present a guest at the home bf his fiancee. 

BULL-HAMILTON. — The engagement of Miss Elizabeth Bull, daughter 
of Mrs. Alpheus Bull, and Noble Hamilton was announced Wednes- 
day afternoon at a tea at which Miss Hull presided in honor of Miss 
Vesta Read, the fiancee of John Partridge. The autumn colore 
used in the decorations of the rooms. Miss Bull is a sister of Miss 
Esther Bull and a niece of Mrs, Covington Pringle, Mis. W. II. Cro- 
well, Mrs. E. V. Robinson and Miss Edith Bull. Mr. Hamilton is 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Hamilton and a brother of Miss 
Helen and Mead Hamilton. He Is a nephew of William B. I 

DAMSTEDT-HATHAWAY.— At one of the prettiest parties given this 
season, Mr. and Mrs. Neil C. Damstedt last week announced the en- 
gagement of their daughter. Carolyn, to Romaine Hathaway, chief 
yeoman. U. S. N.. the affair being given at their home in Carolina 
street, Vallejo. Miss Damstedt was born and educated here, and 
many friends to whom the news of the betrothal will be of interest 
Hathaway is also well known, having visited Vallejo on many occa- 
sions. He is at present in San Diego, where he is attached to the 
U. S. S. Hull. 

GOODIER-HENDEE. — Colonel and Mrs. Lewis Edward Goodler announce 
the engagement of their daughter. Miss Helen Munn Goodier and 
John Caleb Hendee of San Diego. The bride-to-be is one of the most 
popular girls in Army circles, and has also taken a prominent part 
in the gaieties of San Francisco and of Coronado and San Diego, 
where she visited last July as the guest of her brother, Lieutenant 
Lewis E. Goodier. Mr. Hendee formerly lived in Anderson, Ind.. and 
is a graduate of Perdue College. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed- 
gar E. Hendee, and a brother of Mrs. S. L. Hollopeter, the latter of 
whom makes her home in San Diego. 

MOORSHEAD-PAGEN. — At a very pretty dinner party given by Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles L. Keeffe last week at their home in Alice street, the 
betrothal of their niece. Miss Margaret Winifred Moorshead. to Mr. 
John Lawrence Pagen was announced. Miss Moorshead is the young- 
est daughter of Mrs. Isabelle Moorshead of Oakland and of the late 
Mr. Richard Moorshead, formerly well known among the mining 
men of the Mother Lode. Mr. Pagen is a son of Mrs. S. A.' Pagen 
of Claremont, and of the late Wm. Pagen, Esq.. of Croft House, St. 
Bees, England. 


FLOOD-COSTELLO.— The marriage of Miss Geraldine Flood and Jos< 
Y. Costello was solemnized Wednesday morning at St. Mary's Cathe- 
dral, Right Rev. Edward J. Hanna officiating. Only relatives were 
present at the ceremony. The bride was attended by her e 
Miss Clare Flood, as bridesmaid; Richard W. Costello, brother of tin 1 
groom, was the best man. After a wedding breakfast at the I 
Hotel, Mr. and Mrs. Costello left on their honeymoon, which will he 
an extended tour of the East The bride is the daughter of Mis. 
Matilda E. Flood. Joseph Costello Is a brother of Miss Alice Costello, 
Richard and Frank Costello. 

MARX-SHERWOOD.— Stanford Memorial Chapel will be the scene of 
the wedding at noon to-day of Miss Dorothy Marx and Edward B. 
Sherwood of Syracuse, N. Y. It will be an elaborate affair, attended 
by about two hundred guests. Miss Marx is the daughter of Pro- 
fessor and Mrs. Charles D. Marx, and a sister of Miss Alberta Marx. 
Mr. Sherwood is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cbas. E. Sherwood ii, is :i 
graduate of Colgate's University. On their return from their honey- 
moon, which will be passed in Southern California, Mr. and Mrs. 
Sherwood will reside in Berkeley. 

BULL.— Miss Elizabeth Buli gave a tea Wednesday afternoon in honor 

of Miss Vesta Read, the fiancee of John Partridge. 
MORGAN. — Mrs. Percy Morgan had a number of the debutantes and 

their escorts as her guests at the dansant at the Fairmont on 

Friday afternoon, entertaining in honor of Miss Jean Wheeler. 
POMEROY. — Miss Harriet Fomeroy was hostess to a number of her 

friends at the St. Francis Monday, entertaining in honor of her 

house guest. Miss Miere from New York. Mrs. Carter Pomeroy, Miss 

Corona Williams and Miss Dorothy Berry were among those with 

Miss Pomeroy. 
PRATT. — Mrs. Orville C. Pratt was a charming hostess Wednesday at a 

bridge tea which she gave at her home on California street In I 

of her mother, Mrs. Russell J. Wilson, and her aunt. Mrs. Ed 

Dutton, who arrived recently from Europe. 
ROLPH. — In honor of Madame Berniee Pasquall, Mrs. James Rolph. Jr.. 

entertained at tea Wednesday afternoon. 
TAYLOR. — Mrs. Taylor was the honored guest at a tea given Monday at 

the Palace Hotel, the hostesses on this occasion having been Mis. 

William Clift, Mrs. Lee Cole Burnham and Miss Jean Clift. Pink 

roses and maidenhair ferns adorned the tea table. 


HALDORN.— Mrs. Stuart Haldorn entertained a few friends informally 
at luncheon Monday afternoon at her home in Jones street. 

SELFRIIX;e.— The Burlingame Country Club was the scene of a delight- 
ful luncheon Sunday, when Dr. and Mrs. Grant Selfrldge entertained 
in honor of Mr. and Mrs. .1. Frank Judge and Mr. and .Mrs \ 

SCOTT.— Mrs. Henry i. Scott entertained a number of friends at lunch- 
eon on Wednesday, afterwards taking her guests to the matinee, 

BLACK.— Dr. and Mis. James Black entertained at a handsomely ap- 
pointed dinner Wednesday evening at their home on Pacific avenue. 
theli guests being members of the dancing club that met Wedi 

at the home Ol M Harry Morton on Buchanan street. 

GALLOIS.— Mr. and Mrs, Hoi Hill came up Thursday evening from 

; I ■"■- AltOS, and will be guests at the Fairmont for srv- 

eral <i >ys. Mr. and Mrs. John Gallois will give an Informal dlnnei foi 

them this evening at their home on Russian Hill, the entire party 

later aLtendlng the Kxposltion-CK [« Center ball. 

l UKS< *! [.—] and Mis. Harry Ettrsch gave a dinner party Thursday, 
r taking place at their home at tin- I* 

LYNCH.— ^John Barrett of Washington. D. C, was the guest of honor at 
'dly at which Mr. and Mrs. Robert Newton Lynch enter- 
tained Tuesday evening at their home on Pierce Bti 

MARTIN'.- Mrs. Eleanor .Martin will entertain at dinner this evening, and 
with her guests win occupy a box at the Exposition- Civic Center ball. 

MA RQU ART.— Major and Mrs. Peter Marquart entertained at the Pre- 
sidio Sunday evening at dinner. 

McBEAN— Mr. and Mrs. Atholl McRean, who have jus! n turned from a 
two months' visit >■■ Honolulu, were hosts at dinner Friday evening at 
their hone in Washington street. 

McNEAR. i ,h ;it the Bellevue Hotel was the scene ol one 

or the most elaborate dinners of the season, when Miss Louise Mc- 
N'eai entertained Wednesday evening. 

PILLSBURY. — Mr. and Mrs. Horace Davis Pillsbury will give a dinner at 
then Lome on Pacific avenue Saturday evening, and with their 
guests i bOX at the F.xposition-Civic Center ball. 

POPE.— Messi -lames Charles Frederick Kohl 

and Francis Carolan will share the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. George 
Pope at an Informal dinner Saturday evening at their home on 
ific avenue. 
; — Prescott Scott, who has been one of .Mi, Payne's chums i"i 
years, gave an elaborate dinner party at the Hotel St Prancii 

reding the Payne ball. 
-I lRON. — Mr. and Mis. LUxwell Hewitt and Mr. and Mrs. Rush Ambler 

Ourran will be u ■ Mr, and Mis. Frederick Sharon ai dlnnei 

this afternoon, and with them will attend the Exposition -Civic Cen- 
ter ball. 

liARDlN. -Mi Hardin will be hosts to-night to a num- 

ber of their friends ai a supper party at the Civic Auditorium ball. 


WOMEN'S BOARD P. P. I. E.— The Woman's Board of the Tanama- 
l'acitlc International Exposition entertained at the Hotel Fairmont 
on Monday, first at a luncheon and afterward at a reception, given in 
honor of Mrs. Willim G. McAdoo. wife of the Secretary of the Treas- 
ury, and daughter of President Wilson. Mrs. Edward Elliott, aunt 
on her mother's side to Mis. Mr.Vdoo, also tdiared the honors of the 


HE YOUNG.— Mr. and Mrs. M. H. de Young and Miss Phyllis de Young 
entertained at a cabaret dansant last week, at their home In Cali- 
fornla street. U was m honoi of Miss Jane Ho tall ng, the flam 
Alfred Swinnerton, and was the last affair of importance given for 
this popular girl before her marriage, which took place on Thursday. 
Mis. A. P. Holaling and Miss Hotaling assisted Mr. and Mrs. de 
Young and Miss de Young In receiving their guests, who were 
chosen from the verj -lose friends of Miss de Young and Miss 

MlLLEJ; :. roi n l( the St. Francis v w.-dnesday 

evening >>i the January assembly ... the d: ng club organized by 

Mrs. C. O. G. Miller. Thesi d :s have been given under the 

direction ol i ■ I Isle Smith and Ralph McFayden. A number of In- 
preceded thi affair, a few having been held at the 
hotel, the others at t>>i 

MeNEAR. — Mr. and Mrs i ;<-oi ■._<■ P. M< Near entertained the deb tit antes 
of this season at a dinner dance Wednesday evening in honor of their 
daughter. Miss Louise McNear. 

PAYNE. — On Friday night, Mr. Theo. Payne. Sr.. gave an elaborate ball 

in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Payne. 
SOUTHERN COTIIJLION.— Thi Southern Cotillion Club gave a dance 

at the Hotel St. Francis Tuesday evening, entertaining approximately 
three hundred members and guests. 
TEVIS.— The dancing club which was to have met Wednesd 

at the home of Miss Marlon Crocker, assembled Thursday evening 
at the home of Lansing Tevis on Washington street. 

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RIDING [arlon Crocker and FYederlck Van Sicklen will 

lead I in from the Riding Club to-morrow 

ntiori , have had three or four similar af- 

fairs weeks will take the rifle down the boule- 

vard and across the hills. 


HOTEL FAIRMONT.— The largest dansant on this side ol the hay New 

ir's was at the Fairm rote], the ballroom being crowded with 

a bright eyed crowd of girls and their escorts and parents. The par- 
ticipation of the older sot at tin? tea dances is one of the achieve 
monts of this winter. 

HOPKINS.— Mrs. Hopkins, who is passing the winter here from Santa 
Barbara, entertained at the dansant New Year's at the Fairmont in 
honor of her son, Prince 1 lopkins, who is visiting here fur the 

ST. FRANCIS.— The Monday afternoon dansant at the Hotel St. Francis 
Monday was iesu'iied with spirited appreciation. There were many 
special parties, quite a few coming from the Fairmont, where the re- 
ception in honor of Mrs. William G. McAdoo brought hundreds of 
women down town for the afternoon. Altogether, it was one of the 
best of the tea dances this winter, a great deal of informal visiting 
going on among the guests. 


BUCKLEY. — The Misses Grace and Violet Buckley observed New Year's 
day at their home in Pacific avenue. The house was entirely deco- 
rated throughout with the holiday colors, holly, mistletoe and the 
festive poinsettia. with evergreen boughs, making a gay background. 

HART. —Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hart entertained their friends at a beau- 
tiful costume party given in their home in Claremont on New Year's 
eve. The luxurious Hart home was profusely decorated with red and 
green, in keeping with the season. 

HOLTON. — Mr. and Mrs. Luther J. Holton were host and nostess at a 
New Year's eve party at the St. Francis. Their guests included Dr. 
and Mrs. Philip King Brown. Miss Eleanor Holton and Frank Simons. 

MARTIN. — Mrs. Eleanor Martin observed New Year's day in her usual 
custom, several score of her friends dropping in informally to ex- 
change greetings of the day and quaff a toast in eggnog. 

MILLER. — The Century Club Hall was the scene last week of a delight- 
ful New Year's party given by Mr. and Mrs. C. O. G. Miller. Infor- 
mality was the keynote of the affair. 

SHARON. — Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Sharon were host and hostess to ten 
guests, among them Mr. and Mrs. George Harry Mendell. Jr., and Mr. 
anil Mrs, Dixwell Hewitt, New Year's eve at tic- Palace Hotel. 

SPRKCKELS. — Mr. and Mrs. Adolph B. Spreckels gave a magnificent af- 
fair in their home New Year's night, entertaining some two hundred 
of their friends in honor of Prince and Princess Kampengpech of 
Slam and the visiting exposition commissioners from the foreign 
countries, and the consular representatives from those countries. 


CROCKER. — Mr. and Mrs. William H. Crocker entertained 8 DOT party at 

the opening of the Bevani Opera Company M [aj evening ;ii the 

Alcazar Theatre. Misses Ethel Mary and Helen Crocker and Miss 
Elsie de Wolfe were in their box. 

McGOWAN. — Mr and Mrs. George W. McGowan had as their g\H 
Misses Margaret and Milo Abercrombte and Baron von Brlni ki n at a 
box party Monday at the opening "f ih. Bel mi O] my ;it 

the Alcazar Theatre. 


BEAVER.— Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hope Beaver and their family have 

returned from an automobile trip t>> Coronado. 
CAROLAN. — A cordial welcome ti tided t<> Mrs. Prancls Caro- 

lan, win' is home again after an absence Of six months. 

G-B B3EN. — Mr. and Mrs. Charl* 

spend Ihe winter iti town. 

LARRISON.— George R. Larrison. district engineer of thi logi- 

cal Survey at Honolulu, is at the Stewart accompanied by Mrs 

BFRECKL-ES. Mr. and Mrs Rudolph SprfiCkela and their children h 
returned from a week's visit at 1'el Monte. 

KEMPFF.— Miss Cornelia Kempff haa gone t<> Sant 

will spend several weeks at the Hotel Porter. 
MANNING.- Miss Dorothy Manning hit Wednesds 

Nevada, where she will visit at the home ->f dot gmndn 

A 11. Manning. 
McADO i.n-y of the Treasury WllUan 

Tuesday on their return East. Their in 

■ in yon of the i 
McCord. — Mrs. Charles <;. McCord, wife of Ensicn HcOord, who has 
been at the Mare Island Navy Yard dining the st i\ th«T* 0* the 

s Maryland, to which Ensign McO 
for Denver, Colorado. 
OTIS lames Otis and M 

will leave to-morrow for San DlttgO, floi tWO BT< 

ISTON.— Mr. and Mis Frank Preston departed fuesdaj 

home in Medio- i. 
TAYLOR. — A large contingent of society folk 

ting of the shrra to Md bon voyage to Ml md Mrs 


WHITLEY.— Mr. and H 
San Francis.-, left i 


ALEXANDER. — Miss Harriett Alexander and Mr : voider ar»* 

being entertained by V try home In 

Butte • 
the week-end. 

MASTEN.— A group of the members ol the Assembly will enjoy the hos- 
pitality of Miss Eugenie Master on the evening of February 5th at 
her home In Washington street, and will later attend the Orl< 
ball of that dancing club. 

MARDJ GRAS BALL Hard! Gras ball will be held as usual at the 

Palace Hotel on the evening of Shrove Tuesday, which thii yeai falli 
on February 16th. It will be attended by several hundred guests. It 
is said that the decorations will surpass even those of the last three 
years. Miss Anne Peters, one of the prettiest and cleverest girls in 
society, has been chosen queen. It will be the first time that the 
queen has been selected from the girls of the younger set, that office 
for the past three years having been filled by Mrs. C. Frederick Kohl, 
Mrs. Clement Tobin and Mrs. Edgar Feixotto. 

MAUD.— Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Maud will leave soon for Honolulu, 
to be away several weeks. 

ROSS.— Judge James Ross, president of the Court of First Instance of 
Manila, arrived in San Francisco Monday, and is registered at the St. 
Francis. Judge Ross left for New York Wednesday, accompanied by 
Mrs. Ross. 

A big fight is promised in the Legislature over the automo- 
bile tax enacted two years ago. The automobile associations, 
dealers and owners are advocating a tax on all vehicles motor 
driven and horse drawn, instead of a tax on automobiles only. 
Farmers and others who use horse-drawn vehicles object to 
paying a tax for the use of the State roads. On what ground 
they will base their objection in the Legislature we do not 
know, but inasmuch as the tires of horse-drawn trucks and 
wagons do considerably more damage to the roads than do 
motor vehicles, it would appear just to impose upon the former 
a tax at least as great as that collected from automobiles. In 
the cities the street cleaning expense is a hundred times greater 
on account of horse-drawn vehicles than it is on account of 
automobiles, which is another good reason for taxing wagons 
and trucks. Horse-drawn vehicles should also be compelled 
to carry lights at night to avoid the danger of collision. Drivers 
of automobiles and wagons alike are in constant peril after 
dark on account of the present lack of lights on horse-drawn 

"THE return:' 

John Malmesbury Wright is the author of a quaint little, vol- 
ume entitled "The Return," which purports to be a dream in 
which the writer sees Napoleon the Great arise from his sar- 
cophagus in the Invalides, and, assuming command of the al- 
lied armies, lead the French and British on to Berlin, where 
a "lasting treaty" is concluded. The little man in the gray 
cloak is not recognized by President Poincare until he reveals 
his identity, when he secures from the President permission to 
take command of the allied armies under the title of the "Little 
Corporal." Monarchical government is shattered and universal 
rule of the people established. This accomplished, the "Little 
Corporal" bids his comrades farewell and departs. It is a most 
pleasing little work and handsomely illustrated with pictures 
of Napoleon and the sarcophagus in the Invalides. The book, 
which is published by Paul Elder & Company, is printed from 
hand-set Caslon old-style type on Italian hand-made paper, 
and bound in Italian hand-made boards with parchment back. 
The edition is limited to 500 copies and the price is 75 cents. 

Old Forester Whisky 


Have a bottle at home and treat your 
friends right. All dealers, or 

Kentucky Mercantile Company 


Sutter at Powell, San Francisco 


726 Pacific Building 


Hours 10 A. M. to 12 M. and 1 P. M. to 5 P. M. 

Xervous. Chronic and Spinal Diseases my Specialty 



San Francisco News Letter 

January 9, 1915 


Assemblyman Lee Gebhart of California announces his in- 
tention to introduce a measure in the legislature to provide 
revenue for the State in lieu of the poll tax which was abol- 
ished at the recent election. Gebhart's plan is to inaugurate 
compulsory life insurance for every adult male in California. 
It is estimated that from $1,250,000 to $1,500,000 can be 
raised by compelling every male adult to pay a $2 or $3 an- 
nual premium in return for which his life would be insured, 
and at death from any cause whatever his widow or heirs 
would get the money. He wants to make it impossible for any 
man to dodge this tax, no matter how rich he is, and it is the 
intention to give the halt, lame and sick, as well as the strong, 
a chance at the insurance. The State, of course, is expected 
to pay. Gebhart has another bill in his mind so amending the 
Workmen's Compensation Act that every man will have an 
equal chance to get employment. Under present conditions a 
man who has any apparent defect is barred, as the employer 
who must pay compensation in case of accident, is naturally 
prompted to hire sound men only. Gebhart thinks this can be 
remedied by introducing an amendment giving to the cripple 
the right to waive the benefits of the compensation law. 

* * * 

Mrs. B. H. Collins, recently manager of the Woman's De- 
partment of the Mutual Life at Little Rock, has been trans- 
ferred to San Francisco, and will have charge of a similar de- 
partment established by the Mutual Life in connection with 
the San Francisco office, with the title of superintendent. The 
business of all women agents will clear through her office, 
which will be conducted to work especially among women. 
Handsome headquarters have been fitted up for her in the com- 
pany's building, cornering on Sansome and California streets. 

* * * 

Colonel William MacDonald, Pacific Coast general agent of 
the Westchester, and for many years previous to the big fire 
manager of the London and Lancashire and other large com- 
panies, one of the oldest and best known insurance men of the 
Pacific Coast, is so seriously ill that he is not expected again to 
be able to attend to business. The business of the agency has 
for some time past been conducted by his son, Burns Mac- 

The bonding business of Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho 
and Montana centers at Spokane, Wash., and with the biennial 
change of office holders there is a scramble for this business. 
Nearly five hundred bonds will be sold shortly by Spokane 
agents. The bonding companies suffered severely from this 
class of business last year. The State Treasurer of Idaho de- 
faulted, and his assistant is indicted for a like offense. In ad- 
dition, the present treasurer of Spokane is alleged to be short 
$13,000, and the county treasurer preceding is alleged to be 
short to the extent of $71,000. The contractor on Spokane's 
City Hall and the builder of the County Infirmary both left the 
city before carrying out their contracts, and the bondsmen had 
to complete the jobs. Despite this there was a war for business 
and rates were cut deeply in the fight for business. 

F. R. BIGELOW, President 
A. E. KREBS, Auditor 

A. W. PERRY. Secretary 
H. S. GREEN, Ass'tSec'y 


JUNE 30th, 1914 

St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company 



Bonds at Market Value 

•luiie .'.uth 

Murks in Market Value 

Real Estate - Home Office 

BldK. 1215.167 .2») • 
Mortgage Loans ■ 

■ I Bank I leposita 

Agents' Balances - 

Doe from Re-Insurance 

Co - Notes, etc 
Accrued Interest - 

$ 6.952.827.03 






240.866 13 
64J399 52 

Reserve for Dnearned 

Premiums - - $ 5.196.918.55 

Unadjusted i osses - 717.903 44 

(or Taxes - 100.000.00 

! Reserve - - 169.368.70 

I'm' Companies and 

Agents - - - 101.279 93 

Capital Stock $1,000,000.00 
Net Surplus 2.963.856.58 3.963.856.58 


■ in Assets 

tse in Dnearned Premiums 
in Policyholders Surplus 


1913 : 
32 402.15 

M. C. HARRISON & CO., General Agents Marine Department 

1863 1915 


Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. 

Capital $1,500,000 Assets, $10,000,000 


California and Sansome Streets, San Francisco, California. 

Pacific Coast Casualty Company 

(Best In the West) 

The Wagener Brewing Company plant at Emigration Can- 
yon, Utah, famous as the oldest in the State, was destroyed by 
fire last week. The brewery was built by the pioneer settlers 
in 1847, and has been operated by the Wagener people since 
1864. The insurance on the plant aggregated $150,000, and 
the loss was about $250,000. 

• * * 

The New World Life of Washington increased its admitted 
assets last year considerably over a quarter of a million, and 
begins the new year with over half a million dollars surplus. 
The company is doing business in Washington, Idaho, Califor- 
nia, Montana, Oregon, Iowa, Illinois and Pennsylvania, and 
during the present year will inaugurate an aggressive cam- 

• • • 

Dorsey M. Hill, receiver for the Walla Walla Fire Insurance 
Company of Washington contemplates being able to pay an 
additional five or ten per cent dividend to creditors within the 
next six months, providing litigation now in progress proves 
successful. This will wind up the affairs of the company so 

far as creditors are concerned. 

• • • 

It is estimated by the best authorities that the loss ratio for 
California will approach forty-seven per cent, and for the 
Coast will exceed fifty per cent. 

- * » 

About sixty members of the Washington Pond of Blue 
Goose were entertained at Spokane on the evening of December 
31st. The festivities included dancing and a banquet. 

Employers' Liability. General Liability. Teams. Elevator. Workmen's 
Collective. Vessels. Automobile. Burglary. Plate Glass. Accident and Healtb 
Insurance. Fidelity and Surety Bonds. 

T. L. Miller. President; L. B. Hoge. General Manager Accident an 
Health Department. 

Head Office— Merchants' Exchange Building. San Francisco 

The Connecticut Fire Ins. Co. 




The Insurance Exchange, San Francisco 

Benjamin J. Smith, Manager Guy Francis, Asst. Manager 

The West Coast Life Ins. Co. 

sa*j franc: bco. cal 

A strong, well managed Institution; organized under the rigid insurance 
laws of California. Its policy forms are clear and explicit, and define and 
guard the Interests of policy-holders as do those of no other company 
Ask any agent, or write the company for sample of policy forms. 

The Home Insurance Company 

Organized 18BS. Cash Capital. $3,000,000 

Tnsurance on personal effects of tourists and temporary sojourners any- 
where in United States. Canada and Mexico. Insurance against loss by 
fire. Automobl!« Insurance. Indemnity for loss of rental Income by Are 
H. L. ROFF. General Agent. J. J. SHBAHAN. Aii't General Agent. 

321 8aniomi Street, San Frvnclsco, Cai. 

January 9, 1915 

and California Advertiser 



This year I'd give 

A lot to live 

In 'Frisco, could I choose, 

For in this State, 

From this sad date, 

They've shut off all the booze. 

City Index and Purchasers' Guide 

Dr. R. T. Leaner, Surgeon Chiropodist, formerly of 6 Geary street- 
removes corns entirely whole— painless— without Knife. Bunions and in- 
growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 212-214 West- 
bank Bldg., 830 Market St. Tel. Kearny 3578. 


The directors of the San Francisco Institute of Art announce 
that they have reached the decision to award annually three 
free tuition scholarships to California high school graduates. 
The closing date for the first competition is May 1, 1915. These 
scholarships will be awarded upon work submitted to a jury 
composed of the faculty of the Institute. The subjects com- 
prise drawing, modeling and decorative design. The San Fran- 
cisco Institute of art was organized in 1871, and in 1893 was 
affiliated with the University of California. Many of its pupils 
have become distinguished painters, sculptors, illustrators and 

Martin Aronsohn, Notary Public and Pension Attorney. All legal 
papers drawn up accurately. 217 Montgomery St., above Bus'h. San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. Phone Douglas 601. 

Samuel M. Shortrldge, Attorney-at-Law. Chronicle Building. San Fran- 
cisco. Tel. Douglas 2176. 

Marcus Lome Samuels, Attorney-at-Law, Pacific Building. Market St 
it Fourth, San Francisco, Cal. Tel. Douglas 304. 




S. S. PERSIA (9,000 TONS) 




384 Flood Building, San Francisco 

KEARNY 3620 

Through an error, the article about President D. H. Fanning, 
of the Royal Worcester Corset Company, in the Christmas 
"News Letter" stated that his age was eighty-nine, while ac- 
tually he is but eighty-four, having celebrated his eighty-fourth 
birth anniversary in August, 1914. 

The word "good" is given universal application at the 

New Vienna Cafe. 171 O'Farrell street. Everything in that 
popular establishment is good, from the music to steaks, oys- 
ters, chops, cocktails and service, and prices are very moderate. 
Everything that is good to eat and drink is served at the New 
Vienna, and the atmosphere has become particularly attractive 
since Manager F. B. Galindo had the cafe remodeled and 
painted in beautiful colors of cream and gold. It is a place 
where fastidious diners meet. 








Chico, Groville. Marysville, Colusa and Woodland. 

Over rock ballasted road bed, protected by Automatic Block Signal System. 

Observation Cars Steel Coaches 


San Francisco — Key Route Ferry — Phone Sutter 2339 

Every Employer 

Can Help The Unemployed 

ttllj? £>an iFrauriarn dljnmtrie 

is publishing without charge a 

Complete List of Jobs That Are Open 

Help Us to Help the Unemployed by Sending 
in YOUR Classified Ad. Whenever You Want 
a Worker. No Charge. All For the Cause. 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 9, 1915 

i ,,nj.ymin"in!W jwm 

3y R. R. l'Hommedieu. 

Where Woman Leads Man Follows 

'Ware the motorcycle cop convoyed by pretty girls, modern 
sirens who lead you on to jail. Over in Alameda County they 
have a brand new way of catching the unwary motor car driver 
who makes a wee bit more than thirty miles an hour on the 
State Highway. It's very simple and very effective. The 
motorcycle cop disguises himself as a jolly motorcycle party. 
He darts along the road, convoyed by a couple of tandem 
motorcycles, on the rear seats of which are perched shapely 
girls in picturesque motorcycle togs. My, but they are attrac- 
tive girls in their clinging sweaters and wind-tight skirts ; they 
would tempt the eye of good old Saint Anthony himself. 

My friend is no Anthony. He is a staid married man, with 
admiration for feminine goods done up in neat packages. He 
saw the girls and hurried the car to keep up with them so he 
might see more of them. He was sorry for the lonely chap 
riding with them. He was thinking what a beautiful thing 
youth is, when — the lonely chap darted across the road and 
held up his hand. He was arrested for speeding! 

How the girls enjoyed it! Of course they stopped, the little 
cats, to enjoy the fun. They knew, no one better, what had 
tempted him to speed up a bit. How they enjoyed his pro- 
tests that he had his eye on the speedometer every minute. 
The cop was deaf to protest, and gave my unlucky friend an 
official card and warned him to appear before the Justice of 
Peace at Centerville the following Monday. 

He motored down to Centerville, as per orders, marveling 
at what women will do to lure men on to destruction. He won- 
dered, too, at the new occupations open to women, and won- 
dered what the girls were paid for each arrest. But he told his 
wife, who had noticed the girls, that he didn't see them at all ! 
He found Centerville with difficulty, but had no difficulty in 
finding the Justice's Court. There were so many automobiles 
there that he couldn't park his machine within a block of the 
court house. 

Sometime an ambitious actor is going to visit that court, and 
then it will go on the Orpheum circuit. The Justice is full of 
witticisms, and aided by a now-I've-got-you attorney, puts on a 
fine show. The inhabitants of Centerville enjoy it very much. 
The motor driver doesn't see the fun, because it cost him 
twenty-five dollars. That's the fine, and it does no good to try 
and explain; nor does it do any good to get fighting mad. The 
result is the same — twenty-five dollars. There is only one way 
out, and that is the pungle-up route. 

What do the girls get out of it? Nothing; they just do it for 
fun, bless their hearts; it's a labor of love for them. 

— Todd Carson. 
• • • 

Conejo Grade Closed 

The Conejo grade is closed absolutely to travel, from the 
top to the foot of the west side. This announcement was made 
by the State Highway contractor, Lee Garnsey. Those who 
are traveling that way may take the road provided by the 
county, through the Norwegian settlement, or by the Santa 
Susana Pass, or go north via Saugus. All of these roads are 
in fair condition. 

The roadway for the new State Highway is being cut from 
the side of the mountain by blasting, and the rock from the 
shots will fall on the old road. The rock may go completely 
over the old road, or it may bury it several feet deep. If too 
much rock does not lodge on the old road, it will be cleared off 
and opened to travel again. 

Garnsey can give no estimate of how long the road will be 
closed. He said it all depends on the kind of rock that 

is found on the hillsides where they are to cut through, and 
on weather conditions. The paving over the highway has been 
completed from Springville to Sucrosa cross road, and if not 
stopped by rain will be completed in Camarillo in two weeks. 

State Roads Surveyed 

Location surveys have been completed on 2,063 miles of 
highway and 1,063 miles of road were either completed or 
under contract, according to State highway figures just an- 

Awards are pending on seventy miles not included in the 
last mentioned figure. The commission is closing the year by 
recording definite activity in every county in the State ex- 
cept San Francisco, which is not included, as State highway 
construction is omitted within the limits of incorporated cities. 

In its recent bulletin and report of work up to the present 
time the commission devoted considerable attention to work 
planned for 1915 in connection with the mountain and other in- 
ternal roads. 

Deconnoissances to Downieville, Bridgeport, Bishop, Auburn 
and in Southern California, as well as work farther advanced 
on the Oroville, Sonora, Colusa and Napa laterals are re- 

A. C. Leonard just smiling because business in accessories is 
always good as he sees it. 


Come a little closer and let me whisper that Father 
Time has buried Gloom with 1914. 

Never fear the morrow, for it is full of Sunshine on 
the darkest day. 

You will find this Sunshine not in the heaven or earth, 
but within yourself. 

So make 1915 the most prosperous and happy year you 
have ever known to date. 

A. C. Leonard. 

John Grau, who won first prize for lowest repair expense. 

Winner of the Wlnton Economy Prize 

The world's lowest repair expense average is now 22.7 cents 
per one thousand miles. This is the net result of seven annual 
contests conducted by the Winton Company. The seventh an- 
nual contest started April 1, 1914, and ended November 30th, 
and results were judged by the following committee : R. G. 
Howse, John A. Dickson, D. G. Newton, Guy C. Pierce, Robert 

M. Banghart. 

First prize of $1,000 was awarded to John Grau, chauffeur 
for Mr. John F. Casey of Pittsburg, who drove his Winton six 
car 24,362 miles with no repair expense. 

W. H. Franklin, chauffeur for the Boston Last Company, 
Boston, drove a Winton six 27,432.6 miles at a repair expense 
of $18, and was awarded the second prize of $500. 


Touring cars $965 
Roadsters - 
Coupe - - - 


$1200 - $1625 

$ 910 - $1175 

- - $1750 

Pacific Coast Prices 

Easy Terms = 






H. L. OLIVE CO., Spokane 



San Francisco News Letter 

January 9, 1915 

Phone Sutter 300 

Pacific Sightseeing Co.. Prop. 



Commercial Trucks Automobile 

A Specialty Supplies 

The attention of owners of pleasure cars living In San Mateo 
County Is called to the convenience of this Garage to Third 
and Townsend Street Depot. 



Fire, Theft and Transportation 

While anywhere In United States, Canada and Europe 



- 301 California Street 
Telephone Sutter 3010 

San Francisco 

Tips to Automobi lists 

The News Letter recommends the following garages, hotels and supply 
houses. Tourists will do well to cut this list out and keep It as a guide: 

MILPITAS. — AUTO SUPPLIES. Electric welding. Complete machine 
shop. Expert mechanics. Spangler Brothers. Tel. San Jose 2603 — R. 2. 

PALO ALTO.— LARKIN'S CAFE — just opened. The only strictly ftrst- 
class cafe on the Wishbone Route devoted to the patronage of automobile 
owners and their families. Corner of University avenue and The 

SAN JOSE.— LAMOLLE GRILL. 36-38 North First street. The hesl 
French dinner in California, 75 cents, or a la carte. Automobile parties 
given particular attention. 

PALO ALTO.— PALO ALTO GARAGE. 443 Emmerson St.. Tel 
333. Auto livery at all hours. Tires and sundries In stock. Gasoline, oil. 
repairing, lathework, vulcanizing. Open day and night. 

SANTA CRUZ.— BEACH HILL IN, the only hotel open the year 
around in beautiful Santa Cruz, rlay golf at Casa Del Rey Links. New 
Fisherman's Wharf open December 1st. 

A Good New Year 

"Within the next ninety days, $25,000,000,000 in new busi- 
ness will be staggering every line of industry in this country. 
In ninety days more this figure will have doubled," says E. S. 
Jordan, sales manager of the Thomas B. Jeffery Company. 

"The wheels have already started to move. The slogan day 
of every American business man has brought with it the results 
anticipated. All along the line, among manufacturers, mer- 
chants, distributors, financial men, one definite promise to act 
has stood out for the past few months. 

" 'Start in January.' This has been the motto every one has 
adopted. This has been the time every one has worked toward. 

"There are hundreds of reasons why the opening of the new 
calendar year should usher in a new era of country- v, ide de- 

"Never before has there been such a combination of cir- 
cumstances all tending toward the one definite end. It began 
a year ago when in the big agricultural centers unusual cli- 
matic conditions put the soil in the finest condition. 

"Nine hundred millions of dollars does not cover the in- 
crease in the value of crops for 1914 over those for 1913, and 
the money is just beginning to reach the farmers in the Central 
West. Over one hundred million dollars have gone the 
State of Iowa alone during the past three months. Wheat has 
reached the high point of $1.25 a bushel; corn, oats and other 
small grains are selling at proportionately high prices. 

"When one considers the big agricultural sections, totaling 
two-thirds of the total area of the United States, and realizes 
that record breaking production has marked every State in this 
big area, it is very easy to understand what a firm basis there 

is for continued prosperity." 

* * » 

Molz Tires Popular 

Motz High Efficiency Cushion Tires are becoming popular, 
especially in hilly country, as is exemplified in the case of 
Mr. A. W. Davis, president of the Davis-King Company, West 
Acton, Massachusetts. 

That these tires are winning very much comment and favor 
is due to their trouble-proof characteristics and exceedingly 
low mechanical upkeep, while the mileage is exceedingly great. 

On October 5, 1914, Mr. Davis wrote that his set of Motz 
Cushion tires gave 18,000 miles of service on a one and one- 
half ton White truck, and practically the same resiliency as a 
pneumatic tire. 

If you want to prolong the life 
of your engine, 

If you want to eliminate smoke 
and carbon, 
j» k rnp |-~k ¥ If you want to reduce your oil 

Mo I oRoL — 

U«e MoToRoL 
"It iu Its because It doesn't soot" 

Hughson & Merton, Inc. 

530 Golden Gate Ave. 

San Francisco. Cal. 


Call on us when you want photographs of any kind 
We can and will please you. Our new studio, the 
largest west of New York, covers 9.000 Equare feet 61 
floor space, and Is completely equipped for every bran 
of our business. You are cordially invited to call and 
we will be very glad to take you through the different 
departments, portrait, commercial, copying, enlarging 
Kodak, etc. You will be Interested. 

Everything In Modern Photography. 

625-633 Eddy St., San Franclaco. Cat. 
Phones— Franklin 1184 Horn. C 4084. 

Full factory equipment on all Pack- 

"unn\/CD" «rd», Oldsmoblles. Coles, Thomas and 

nUUVCK Seven others. Absolutely perfect. 

Full se( of four— $14 to $tS. Under 

AUXILIARY SPRING & "mpression by heavy loads, rough 

roads or bumps. Under all conditions 
curvri/ a n o/-M-»r>rrr» rides as easy as on asphalt. Impos- 
5HULN. AdSUKdcK slblt to break springs. No competition 


617 Turk St.. San Francisco 


VULCANIZING •*-.«««•»» 

1135 Van Ness Avenue 
San Francisco, Cal. 

Lathe Work. United States or Metric Screw Cut'' Work a Specialty. American or Foreign f'ars 

A Full Line of Parts and Accessories, Also Eland-Made Oil-Tempered 

Springs Always on Hand 



350 Golden Gate Avenue 
Phone Franklin S823 Bat. Hyde anrt Larkin sis. 



y->w T T 643 Golden Oate Ave 
^— J -*■ * — ' Sfln Francisco, Cnl. 

January 9, 1915 

and California Advertiser 


Another Load of Buicks 

The scouts of the Northwestern army of visitors to the 
P. P. I. E. have invaded San Francisco and taken possession 
of their fortifications; in other words, the Oregon building at 
the P. P. I. E. has been dedicated by the Rosarians, and it is 
safe to say that there was never a blockhouse or stockade on 
the Oregon trail as well built or as pretentious as is the Ore- 
gon State building. 

The building is a gigantic log house, and in it will be housed 
the many exhibits of California's Northern sister. The interest 
the Rosarians show in the Exposition is merely a sample of the 
feeling of the people of the Pacific Northwest, according to 
those who are in a position to know. 

C. S. Howard, head of the Howard Automobile Company, 
Pacific Coast distributers of Buick cars, is advised by his 
agents in the Northwest territory that there is more interest be- 
ing shown in automobiles right now in the dead of winter than 
there has ever been known before. This condition is brought 
about almost entirely by the desire of new owners to take de- 
livery of and familiarize themselves with their new cars pre- 
paratory to touring to California and the Exposition next sum- 
mer or fall. 

To meet this increased demand over former seasons the How- 
ard Auto Company have been forced to ship into the Pacific 
Northwest a second trainload of Buicks. This train is a record 
breaker, just as the other one was, and its arrival in Portland 
will establish a record not only of automobile shipments, but 
of all first class freight. 

A big percentage of the two hundred 1915 Buicks 'which the 
record breaking shipment will contain are Buick Sixes. This 
new six seems to be taking the Northwest by storm. Its econ- 
omy and power, coupled with flexibility and easy riding quali- 
ties, make it the ideal car for that country, which is not fav- 
ored with as many good and level roads as is California. 

Handley Start* Something 

All speculation as to what part J. I. Handley of Indianapolis 
will play in the future of the automobile industry was set at 
rest recently, when papers for the incorporation of a million 
dollar company were filed. 

The Mutual Motors Company, with J. I. Handley as presi- 
dent and general manager, incorporated under the laws of In- 
diana, is a reality. The company will be devoted to the build- 
ing of motor cars in Jackson, Michigan, in a plant which has 
already been provided, and which covers seventeen acres, the 
building proper being a two story brick, 440 by 900 feet in 
dimensions. This plant is one of the most extensive and mod- 
ern in the entire industry. 

When intereviewed Mr. Handley said : "As the name of our 
new company implies, the moving principle underneath it all 
will be mutual co-operation. $600,000 of the $1,000,000 au- 
thorized has already been contracted for. The Mutual will 
manufacture for two affiliated concerns, namely, the Marion 
Motor Company, the general offices of which will remain in 
Indianapolis, and the Imperial Automobile Company, the gen- 
eral offices and personnel of which will remain undisturbed in 
Jackson, Mich. 


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San Francisco News Letter 

January 9, 1915 


"Your cousin Sarah is such a volatile creature." "Yes; 

we call her Sal Volatile." — Boston Transcript. 

■ Inquisitive Incubator Chick — Say, do they figure your 

birthday from the day you're laid or the day you're hatched?" 

She — The waiter is hanging around as though he ex- 
pected something. He — Oh, yes; he's a tippical waiter. — 
Providence Journal. 

"You won't object if. I go on with this embroidery while 

we talk, will you, Mr. Boreham? I always think that one 
should keep one's mind occupied." — Life. 

"Dinah, did you wash the fish before you baked it?" 

"Law, ma'am, what's de use ob washin' er fish what's lived all 
his life in de water?" — Philadelphia Ledger. 

"Pa, a man's wife is his better half, isn't she?" "We 

are told so, my son." "Then if a man marries twice there isn't 
anything left of him, is there?" — Boston Transcript. 

Mrs. Henpeck — Is there any difference, Theodore, do 

you know, between a fort and a fortress? Mr. Henpeck — I 
should imagine a fortress, my love, would be harder to silence. 
— London Opinion. 

Judge — Officer, what's the matter with the prisoner — 

tell her to stop that crying — she's been at it fifteen minutes. 
(More sobs.) Officer — Please, sir, I'm a-thinking she wants to 
be baled out. — Nebraska Awgwan. 

Bix — I see there's a report from Holland that concrete 

bases for German cannon have been found there. Dix — Don't 
believe a word you hear from Holland. The geography says 
it is a low, lying country. — Boston Transcript. 

"What is in the mail from daughter?" asked mother, 

eagerly. "A thousand kisses," answered father, grimly, "and 
sixteen handkerchiefs, two waists, and four batches of ribbons 
for you to wash and mend. — Kansas City Journal. 

Algernon — Do you think two can live as cheaply as one, 

Miss Simpkins? Miss Simpkins (eagerly) — Yes, Algernon, 
yes! I certainly do. Algernon — How sad! And still women 
think they are mentally qualified for the ballot. — Judge. 

Dad (from the hall) — Why, Marjorie, how dim the light 

is in here? Freddy (the fiance, not a college graduate in vain) 
— Yes, sir. Professor Munsterberg has a theory that brilliant 
light benumbs the intellect. We are experimenting to find the 
degree of illumination by which the attention is kept vivid and 
the mental functions active." — Judge. 

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Life Classes 
Day and Night 




January 9, 1915 

and California Advertiser 



The rose leaned down from her leafy bower 
Toward my hammock 'neath the tree, 

While Rose looked up from her seat close by 
And her smile was all for me. 

The mild wind fanned my eyelids shut 
And I wandered to Dreamland fair, 

When there touched my lips twin petals soft, 
With a bowerlike fragrance rare. 

I opened my eyes in glad amaze 
And a query unanswered came, 

For the blushing flower and the blushing maid 
Each hung her head in shame. 

So I try, as I swing in the gentle breeze, 
To guess what each one of them knows, 

For neither will answer and neither will tell. 
When I ask, "Was it Rose or the Rose?" 



I opened wide the portals of my heart, 

Love's coming to forestall; 
Then sat me down a little way apart, 

Content withal. 

Hope, peeping through, beheld the speeding day, 

Fear crouching low. 
"I always come," he said, "when Hope departs. 

Law plans it so." 

"Nay, if you come, I go," I cried and fled 

Until I spied 
Faith standing so serene and glad, 

My steps to guide. 

Gently she turned my feet and led me back 

So calmly home. 
And lo! there Love and Hope in waiting sat, 

And Fear had gone. 

— Anna L. Derschcl in Nautilus. 


Cupid is a busy elf, 
You can see for yourself. 
Yet perhaps he'll find it wise 
Presently to advertise, 
Somewhat in this style, maybe, 
"Hearts extracted painlessly." 
He'll of course omit to state 
That the after pain is great. 
And when heart is gone, 'tis said, 
Man is apt to lose his head. 
Gladly would he bear some pain 
If his heart he could regain. 

— G. B. M., ir. rk Sun. 

The wets win at the Vienna Cafe, 171 O'Farrell street, 

where the finest fresh lobsters you could imagine are served 
along with Manhattan cocktails and old-fashioned gin fizz, the 
only thing that is dry being the Martinis. 

If you wish to see the only genuine Monkey Fur in the 

city look in Marsh's window. Post and Powell streets. 

Dr. Byron Malnet, Dentist, hns resumed practice at his offlce-9 In Gunat 
PulMlns. S W. corner Cearv and Powell streets. 

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Perfect Ventilation. Excellent Music. 

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Established 20 years. 960 Market street, opposite Empress Theatre 
San Francisco. 

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San Francisco News Letter 

January 9, 1915 


Savings Banks 
Show Gains. 

The semi-annual statements of sev- 
eral of the strongest savings insti- 
tutions in San Francisco are illus- 
trative of the great prosperity of 
this city and the wealth and strength of its banks. For exam- 
ple, the ninety-fourth half yearly report of the German Sav- 
ings and Loan Society shows total resources of $58,584,596 and 
total deposits of $55,676,513. On November 19th the resources 
of this bank were $57,889,161, indicating that in less than a 
month and a half there has been an increase of $695,435. 

The one hundred and fifth semi-annual statement of the Sav- 
ings Union Bank and Trust Company shows total assets of 
$37,486,833 and total deposits of $33,804,196. On November 
19th the asset; were $37,790,212. 

The ninety-first semi-annual report of the Humboldt Sav- 
ings Bank gives resources at $7,751,442 and deposits of $6,747,- 
597. The November 19th assets were $7,768,657. 

At the close of business December 31, 1914, the French- 
American Bank of Savings had total resources of $7,360,989, 
and total deposits of $6,233,252. The resources on November 
19th were $7,332,285. 

The combined resources of these four banks on December 
31st were $111,183,860, as against $110,780,320 on November 
19th, showing an increase of $403,540 in about six weeks. 

"There is plenty of English capital lying idle and 

ready for investment in good, sound industrials on the Pacific 
Coast, and particularly in California. Only oil, mine and land 
projects and speculative issues are barred." This is the sub- 
stance of letters from a London financial house received in this 
city recently by the Turner & Dahnker Controlling Company. 
As proof that English capital is available for investment here, 
the company named has just sold 160,000 of its preference 
shares in London, receiving therefor $800,000 to further its 
California projects. This company, which is capitalized at 
$2,500,000, owns eight high class moving picture theatres in 
this State, including the Tivoli in San Francisco, and the now 
"T. & D." in Berkeley. It now plans the construction of 
twelve more theatres in California, one on the style of the 
Gaumont Palace in Paris, for San Francisco. For the ten 
months of its existence the company shows profits of $115,810. 

The London Stock Exchange reopened on January 4th, 

after having been closed on account of the war since July 30th. 
Severe restrictions were placed upon trading in order to prevent 
anything approaching panic selling or the unloading of securi- 
ties by hostile countries. The session opened with a round of 
ringing cheers and to the strains of the national anthem, heart- 
ily sung by a rather smaller attendance than usual. A num- 
ber of British and French members were absent on account of 
the war, while the exclusion of aliens who were notable to sat- 
isfy the committee that they had severed all connection with 
foreign countries reduced somewhat the foreign attendance. 

The statement of the Hibernia Savings and Loan Society 

of December 31, 1914, shows against total liabilities of $60,- 
063,574.98 the following assets: United States bonds, $5,305,- 
000; California State City and County bonds, $5,961,725; New 
York State bonds, $1,899,000; cash in vault, $3,741,595.05; 
miscellaneous bonds, $4,657,493.91 ; promissory notes, $34,- 
146,296.44; other promissory notes, $476,500; real estate, 
$2,228,822.30; land and building in which the corporation 
keeps its office, $992,894.38; interest on loans and bonds, $180 - 

_ The Land Bank of New York State has been organized 

with a capital of $100,000, and soon will be ready to begin its 
operations. The bank has been formed by building and loan 
associations throughout the State, and is intended to extend the 
benefits of such associations to strictly agricultural districts. 

Wells Fargo Co. Express has declared a semi-annual 

dividend of 3 per cent, the same as on June 25th, when the 
dividend rate was reduced from 5 per cent semi-annually. The 
dividend is paying 1 per cent from express and 2 per cent 
from investments, payable January 15th, out of surplus earn- 
ings for the first half of the fiscal year to stockholders of 
record December 30th. Books closed December 30th, and re- 
open January 16th. 

The foreign trade department of the San Francisco 

Chamber of Commerce has issued a statement showing that 
in the month of November a total of 445,266 tons of freight 
passed through the Panama Canal, an increase of 67,567 tons 
over the October record. 

The Anglo and London-Paris National Bank of San 

Francisco has declared a dividend of $4 per share for the half 
year ending December 31st. 

The United States Steel Corporation in 1913 paid to its 

228,906 employees a total of $207,206,176 in wages, an aver- 
age of $905 per man. In the preceding year the average was 

Exports of leather and tanned skins in October totaled 

$8,053,974, which was more than double the September figures 
and approximately $2,300,000 ahead of October, 1913. 

Union Pacific earnings: November, operating income, 

$2,777,894; decrease, $211,377; from July 1st, $16,719,848; de- 
crease, $763,841. 

Joshua Hendy Iron Works. 
The regular Annual Meeting 
Works will be held .it the office of thi < 

i in : ■ 1 1 5 , 1 1 1 

1 : I ol 

for the- ensuing year, and foi 
other business as may come before the meeting. 

.'i i i IAR1 iNBR, Secretary. 

Office — No. 75 Fremont Street San Calll 


The German Savings and Loan Society 

For \'< Send lias i" 
clared at th< 

on and not called f< 

im dividends from January 1 

IRGE T' lURNT, Man lg 

Office— 626 California stre Mission B 

-lit and Be I- 

Bank of Italy 

81, 1914, a dividend I 

nl per annum on all savings di 
payable on and 
are added to and bear the sam-' ral 

- i, ] ;»i 5. a. Ji nuary 11, 1916, win 

- a nl Interest from January ' 1916 


Office — Southeast corner Moi Market si 

— Junction of .Market, Turk ■ 


Humboldt Savings Bank 

For the half year endins December SI, 1914, a dividend 

ngs deposits. 

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,r. c. Ki.;vi;sA,,r.. Cashier. 

Office — 7<a ilnli-l street. m-:ir l-'ourtli. 

The Hibernia Savings and Loan Society 
For the half ye;' 114, a dividend lias been de- 

clared at tin.- into of four i i) per cenl per annum <ui all deposits, i 

added to depo I ' " divi- 

dend from January 1, 1915. Dei >■ 1916, 

will draw im 

K M. Tl (BIN, Secretary. 
-Cornel Market, McAllii 


Italian-American Bank 

For tin- half ye i ; dividend 

ill savings deposits, 


• 1)1 i„ ad I to theprl 

or 1 11, 1916, n 

from January 1. IMS. 
Office— Sou 1 1 ■' " ~ ! '■ "'" "' ts - , 

Amount Per Share 

Let led 


IS5 Mill.. Bldg.. San Fin 
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San Francisco, Cal., Saturday, January 16, 1915 

No. 3 

TISER is printed and published every Saturday by the Proprietor, Fred- 
erick Marriott, 21 Sutter street, San Francisco, Cal. Tel. Kearny 35114. 
Entered at San Francisco. Cal., Post-office as second-class mail matter. 

New York Office — (where information may be obtained regarding sub- 
scriptions and advertising) — Gerald W. Downs. 16 East 33rd Street, New 
York City. 

Chicago Office — Geo. Hlsche, 1310 Westminster, Westminster Building. 

London Office — George Street & Co.. 30 Cornhill. E. C, England. 

Matter intended for publication in the current number of the SAN 
be sent to the office not later than 5 p. m. Wednesday. 

Subscription Rates (including postage) — 1 year, $4.00; 6 months, $2.25; 
Foreign — 1 year, $6.00; 6 months, $3.25. 

We think a popular song about the jitney 'bus would be 

quite the thing. 

The costumes worn at the Auditorium ball must have put 

a lot of gold in Goldstein. 

Now that Rumania is mobilizing, it is suggested to 

change the name to Warmania. 

That old favorite, "After the Ball," again deserves a 

place among the popular songs of the day. 

We are in receipt of a pamphlet from the World Peace 

Foundation entitled "Work in 1914." Thanks. 

"Prosperity has returned to the West," states Secretary 

McAdoo. We never knew it had been absent. 

"University of California opens with big roll." It was 

that million dollar bond issue that swelled the roll. 

The British have occupied the site of the Garden of 

Eden. The garden now probably will be planted with cannon. 

The stock of an Eastern railroad contains seventy-two 

per cent water. There must have been a heavy rainfall back 

Talk about unemployment : Oakland can't find a man to 

accept the job of manager of her new auditorium at $5,000 a 

Some one said the other day that California has initia- 
tive. Yes, goodness knows! We voted on fifty of them last 

A short cut to contentment is to consider how far greater 

than your own are the troubles and tribulations of your friends 
and acquaintances. 

A youth came out West from New Jersey with $100 to 

make his fortune. He is now looking for carfare to get back 
home. The West is richer by $100. 

Says Loren Coburn : "If you win litigation you lose, and 

if you lose you don't win ; it's a dead sure game — for the law- 
yers." A wise old man, is Loren Coburn. 

President Wilson is reported to be likely to veto the new 

law requiring a literacy test of immigrants. A test of forty- 
paltry words would naturally jar the nerves of a former college 

Turkey has canceled her plan of invading Egypt. Other 

pressing engagements no doubt compelled her to decline the 

Mayor Harrison of Chicago has appointed a permanent 

commission to "devise ways and means of improving the city's 
morals." We see Chicago's finish. 

One of the officers of the U. S. S. "Florida" has knitted 

a muffler for some poor Belgian soldier. We see the danger of 
government competition in the knitting industry. 

With the "Examiner" carrying the loss of William H. 

Crocker's white spaniel as a front-page story, we are inspired 
with new hope of a speedy termination of the war. 

Either the roads in Poland must be poor, or the cars 

used by the Germans must be of inferior make, for that "drive 
on Warsaw" seems to be as far from its termination as it was 
four or five months ago. 

Two battleships will carry Roosevelt and Taft in the 

great naval parade from Hampton Roads to San Francisco next 
March. We would suggest that all the guns on those two 
ships be put out of commission until the fleet reaches San 

The Kaiser having refused to fulfill Madame de Thebes' 

prediction of his death in 1914, the celebrated French "pro- 
phetess" now prognosticates his end in 1915. But it takes 
more than a prediction to kill a man with a constitution like 
the Kaiser's. 

"We must establish a free sea to be used exclusively by 

the merchant marine of all nations," says Dr. Bernhard Dern- 
burg. Considering the number of neutral vessels sunk by Ger- 
man mines in the North Sea, we are inclined to think that Dr. 
Dernburg is only kidding us. 

A local critic lectured recently on the differences be- 
tween Oriental and Western music. Now, who would have 
thought that any one needed to have explained to him that there 
is a difference between German symphonies and the noises 
made by Chinese tin horns? 

Some Prohibitionists affirm that nine million lives are 

sacrificed on the altar of alcohol in the United States each year. 
When we consider that the official statistics show an annual 
death rate of quite a bit less than a million, it would appear, 
even when allowance is made for the deaths that escape official 
cognizance, that the Prohibitionists' contention is slightly ex- 

Franz Lehar and Leo Fall, the authors of "The Merry 

Widow," have been captured by the Russians in Galicia, where 
they were serving as officers in the Austrian army. During 
their imprisonment they might employ their talent on writing 
tragedies about the thousands of sad widows who have been 
bereft of their husbands during the war. 

San Francisco News Letter 

January 16, 1915. 

Governor Johnson is an enigma. 
Fleecing the His inaugural address was spiced 

Corporations. with frequent repetitions of that al- 

luring phrase, "greater economy." 
In that same inaugural address the Governor dropped some 
very plain hints to the Legislature to go after the corporations 
of the State and squeeze them for taxes until they yell. To 
quote him ad verbatim: "I ask, therefore, that immediately 
you undertake the appropriate investigation, and that such de- 
termination be rendered by you during the first portion of your 
session as shall equalize the burden of taxation and require 
the payment by the corporations mentioned of their just pro- 

Economy of the Johnsonian variety is expensive, and so the 
corporations must be bled to the limit. The greater the econ- 
omy, the greater the cost. Any new measure of economy re- 
quires a special commission, and special commissioners must 
be well paid for their services. It is noteworthy that at no 
point in his address did the Governor make any suggestion as 
to how the government expense account might be cut down. 

We read that he "pointed out that the enlarged scope of the 
Railroad Commission . . . and the needs of the Industrial Ac- 
cident Commission have added largely to the expenses of the 
State," whereupon he "urged rigid economy and then asked 
the Legislature to increase the tax on the railroads and public 
utility corporations in order to make up the deficit of $3,300,000 
in the State's revenues." 

The Governor never breathed a hint as to the feasibility of 
overcoming the deficit by reducing State expenditures. This 
is Johnsonian "economy." 

Government commissions, whose function is to restrict and 
hamper legitimate business in every way, gobble up such large 
lumps of the State funds that a deficit occurs, and then it de- 
volves upon legitimate business to make up the deficit. What a 
marvelous plan! 

The time has come when corporations must seriously object 
to interminable impositions by the government. In his inaugu- 
ral address Governor Johnson, in enumerating the glorious 
achievements of his previous administration, pointed with 
pride to the construction of new docks. The railroads, through 
taxation, have contributed their share to the construction of 
these docks, which have been built to facilitate steamships 
that menace and threaten the very existence of the railroads 
by carrying freight through the Panama Canal at lower rates. 

The corporations have lately been called upon to pay a war 
tax to the Federal Government. Now the Governor proposes 
to hold them up for still heavier State taxes. We call that "rub- 
bing it in." 

"And he went trav-el-ing." Bully 
Johnson Will Travel, old song, don't you think? Gov- 
ernor Johnson must have been af- 
fected by its depth of content and sweetness of melody, only 
he hasn't "went" yet, but he's "a-gonna go." He may have 
been inspired, also, by "Gulliver's Travels." Howsomever, he 
is going to travel. 

Governor Johnson has suddenly conceived the felicitous idea 
of getting "into closer touch with the people." It is a very old 
phrase, and it sounds good. It has the ring of genuine de- 
mocracy. Secretary Bryan gets in touch with the people, too, 
but he reaches them through the Chautauqua circuit and charges 

money for the "touch." Governor Johnson's exhibition of him- 
self will be gratis, except for the traveling expenses, which 
will, of course, be paid out of the public treasury. 

Governor Johnson is going to roam up and down as much of 
the creation as is contained within the borders of Cali- 
fornia. He will visit every city, town and village in the State. 
No hamlet is too humble to be graced with his august presence. 
The Governor is bent on rubbing shoulders with every man, 
woman and child in the commonwealth; he will slap the men 
on the back, say flattering things to the women and kiss the 
babies. Then he will inquire into the needs of the locality, 
taste the buttermilk of each farm, sample the apples and or- 
anges of the orchards and commune with the cows and things. 

Nothing like it has been recorded since the famous journey 
of the Argonauts in search of the golden fleece. 

Brass bands, owners of halls and purveyors of things to eat 
and drink are looking forward with pleasant anticipation to the 
great event. The men are having their boots shined and their 
best pants pressed, the women are purchasing new hats, and 
the youngsters are forced into intimate contact with soap and 
wash bowl. Florists are doing a flourishing trade, and vendors 
of bunting are looking forward to a banner year. Everybody is 

In making the announcement of the tour, which will begin 
upon the adjournment of the Legislature, the Governor says : 
"In my casual and campaign travels over California, I have be- 
come greatly impressed with what advantage is to be derived 
by the people and by the Governor in coming into direct con- 
tact. Even in the thickest campaign times I have never been 
free of my gubernatorial duties." 

From which it is evident that the Governor will not permit 
himself to be burdened by "gubernatorial duties" this time. 
The official routine during his absence from the capital will 
be left to his secretaries, and it is possible that we may be 
surprised at the smoothness of the government machinery dur- 
ing the Governor's absence. 

It is curious that the idea of familiarizing himself with con- 
ditions in the State never occurred to Governor Johnson before 
entering upon his second term of office. 

The Jitney 'Bus. 

Enter the jitney 'bus. It has be- 
come, it would seem, one of the fix- 
tures of San Francisco, at least for 
the Exposition period, and already the street railway com- 
panies, as well as the management of the municipal trolley sys- 
tem, are worrying. 

A few weeks ago the occasional jitney 'buses that were seen 
tearing up Market street were regarded more as curiosities than 
as serious competitors to established means of passenger con- 
veyance ; but their number has increased so fast that the vehi- 
cles are now in evidence everywhere, and the company that op- 
erates them announces that within another four weeks five hun- 
dred 'buses will be in operation in San Francisco. 

From the point of view of the street railway companies and 
the municipal trolley system, the jitney 'buses are intruders. 
The street railway companies, who have paid out large sums 
for the construction of tracks and power generators and con- 
veyors, do not look with favor upon the jitney 'buses, whose 
owners have no tracks or power stations to build or maintain. 

However, for the present, at least, the jitney 'buses will not 
seriously interfere with established systems of city traffic, and 
when the Exposition opens, the city will be so crowded with 

January 16, 1915. 

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strangers that five hundred jitney 'buses in addition to all the 
street car lines will not suffice to furnish adequate transporta- 
tion for the multitude of visitors. There will be days when we 
will see unbroken lines of street cars and motor vehicles move 
from the ferry building to the Exposition grounds, and yet 
many visitors will be glad that they are physically equipped 
for negotiating the distance on foot. 

The jitney 'buses will not constitute a problem until the Ex- 
position closes. In the meantime, their contribution to the 
prosperity of our motor vehicle trade will be considerable. 

A little over a month ago, Califor- 
Quizzing Charity. nia despatched a steamer load of 

provisions to Europe for the starv- 
ing Belgian non-combatants who have been deprived of liveli- 
hood and shelter. Later, contributions were solicited by the 
Associated Charities for the relief of our own poor. On Christ- 
mas day children by the thousands flocked to the Exposition 
grounds to dance around and receive gifts from a Christmas 
tree that had been donated by the people of San Francisco. 
Truly, our guilt is great. 

For charity, be it known, is no longer a virtue; it is an of- 

This new order of things has been decreed by a body of 
zealous men known as the Federal Commission on Industrial 

This commission is determined that no sinner shall escape 
its grasp, and charity has been summoned to the witness stand 
to explain its culpable acts. 

On Monday next will begin in New York the investigation of 
the Rockefeller Foundation, Carnegie Endowment and other 
large charitable institutions, and more than fifty witnesses have 
been subpoenaed to testify, among them being John D. Rocke- 
feller, Jr., J. P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, George F. Baker, 
Henry Ford and other prominent men. 

Along what lines the investigation will be conducted has not 
been intimated. All we know is that charity will be quizzed 
for some obscure purpose. Nor is it quite clear to us how 
charity comes within the scope of the Commission on Indus- 
trial Relations. This is the first time to our knowledge that 
charity has been classified as an industry. 

The moral of the thing is, don't give. But most of us, re- 
gardless of the consequences, will ignore the moral. 

On January 11th the gates of the 
The "World Peace City." Exposition were closed to visitors. 

They will remain closed until Feb- 
ruary 20th, the official opening day of the great world celebra- 
tion. The next time we enter the portals we will rub elbows with 
visitors from every corner of the civilized world, and the last 
detail of the marvelous fairy city will have been completed. 
Everything will be in full swing. We will wander from pal- 
ace to palace, and from pavilion to pavilion, admiring 
the stupendous achievements in the world's industry, art and 
general progress. More tongues than confused the builders of 
the Tower of Babel will fill the air about us. Frenchmen, Brit- 
ishers, Belgians, Slavs and Japanese will admire the achieve- 
ments of the Germans, and vice versa. The echoes of howit- 
zer and shrapnel will not reach this peaceful throng, nor will 
Teuton and Slav and Mongol and Anglo-Saxon meet in any 
other spirit than one of universal fraternity. If the Exposition 
City is to be given a name by which it shall be known to Pos- 
terity, let it be "World Peace City." This name expresses 
aptly the purpose of the Exposition, the spirit in which other- 
wise hostile nations will meet here, the disposition of the 
United States, in short every aspect of the epoch-making cele- 

The Railroads and the Canal 

Vice-President Santa Fe Railroad 

The railroads have rights of way to maintain; trackage 
to keep in order; employees everywhere to pay; shops to 
keep up. The steamships not only have none of these 
expenses, but they are especially favored by the fact 
that the Government prepares harbors for them, part of 
the cost of which the railroads bear. From the Califor- 
nian's point of view it would appear advantageous to ob- 
tain lower rates to the Eastern consuming markets. But 
experience has proved that the producer and the shipper 
here do not gain any advantage. That is absorbed by the 
Eastern buyer. Prices are made f. o b. in California. 
The cheaper the transportation the better it is for the 
Eastern man; the California producer does not benefit by 
the operation at all. After looking over the field, I am 
frank to say that I do not know what ought to be done by 
the railroads — I don't know yet. The first step should 
be to place the steamer lines under the control of the In- 
terstate Commerce Commission and frame a schedule of 
rates for the steamship companies that will enable the 
rail lines to do business profitably across the continent. 

When ascending to the fifteenth or 
Elevator Inspection. sixteenth floor of tall office build- 
ings in crowded elevators the 
thought has frequently occurred to us, what if the cable should 
break? Not that we have actually feared a calamity, for we 
have been aware of the existence of "safety brakes" to pre- 
clude a drop to destruction, and the supposition of scrupulous 
inspection has further eased our mind. But the thought of 
what would happen if the wire cable should part has always 
been fascinating to us. 

Last week we counted ourself fortunate not to be in the 
elevator that dropped from the eighth floor to the basement in 
a local office building. The disaster, in which one victim was 
killed and about a dozen injured, shattered our faith in "safety 
brakes" and inspection. The former failed to work, and the 
latter proved to have been ineffectual. 

It was little consolation to the injured that the concern which 
had supplied the elevator afterwards endeavored to prove that 
the fall had not been rapid. 

It developed that the cables had been recently examined 
and found to be in need of repairs, but upon the advice of a 
supposedly responsible person that the cables could stand an- 
other month's wear, the repairs were delayed, and the disaster 

An incredible disregard for human safety! 

We had always thought that the elevators were under the 
constant supervision of government inspectors. Not until after 
the accident did we learn that inspection is a matter that rests 
entirely with the proprietors. The discovery startled us. We 
imagine that thousands others experienced the same sense of 

The calamity last week teaches the lesson not to trust pri- 
vate inspection implicitly. Every elevator in the city should 
be thoroughly examined by a government inspector each week. 
Once a month, as proposed, is not sufficient. The wrecked 
elevator har 1 seen supposed to be in condition to withstand 
another month's service without repairs, but didn't. 

The responsibility for a recurrence of such a calamity would 
very properly be fastened upon the city government. 

In 1775 George Washington wrote: "I am persuaded 

. . . that our liberties must of necessity be greatly hazarded, 
if not entirely lost, if their defense is left to any but a perma- 
nent standing army." And he meant a real army. 

San Francisco News Letter 

January 16, 1915. 


1 have a friend who is a confirmed grouch, who refuses 

to see any but the gloomy side of things, and who is generally 
dissatisfied with everything. He attended the Auditorium dedi- 
cation ball last Saturday night, and I was jubilant, for I felt 
confident that for once he would have to admit that he had 
enjoyed himself. But he didn't. Instead he roasted the whole 
affair to a frazzle. "Good time my eye!" was his sarcastic re- 
joinder when I approached him on the subject Sunday after- 
noon, and a contemptuous sneer accompanied this ejaculation. 
"How can a fellow have a good time when seventeen thou- 
sand people seem to be imbued with the common ambition to 
walk on his corns all night ? How can he be in a festive mood 
when he can't even get a drink?" "But there were two large 
catering establishments in the place," I interposed. "Yes, but 
such catering establishments! Why, man alive, they couldn't 
cater to one-fifth of the crowd. Instead of furnishing those two 
halls with enough tables and chairs to enable at least one-third 
of the crowd to sit down and quench its thirst once or twice, 
seating accommodation was provided only along the walls, 
while the rest of the floor was cleared for dancing. The caterer 
had provided bands in both halls, and dancing was going on all 
the time. I tried for three hours to get a seat at one of the 
tables, but failed. Every empty chair was 'engaged.' Whole 
parties stuck to their tables all night, and took turns on dancing, 
those remaining at a table holding the chairs for their ragging 
and tangoing friends. No chance for an outsider to sneak a 
seat for five minutes and gulp down a drink. You couldn't even 
get a drink standing, because the waiters were too busy to pay 
attention to you. There was about one waiter for each 500 
guests. At the end of three hours I bought an ice cream soda 
at the soft drinks concession. Wouldn't it jar you to have to 
drink ice cream soda? At four o'clock in the morning I finally 
managed to secure a seat — the deuce knows how it happened 
to be vacant for a full quarter minute — and I ordered a chicken 
sandwich. 'Sandwiches require a half-hour's notice,' responded 
the idiot of a waiter to whom I gave the order. I smote the 
table with my fist so the glasses on it danced, and some ladies 
sitting next to me screamed. Then I quit and went to a cheap 
lunch house on Mission street, and feasted on a stale ham sand- 
wich and a mug of sickly looking fluid sold under the name of 
coffee. A good time? Ye gods!" I left my gloomy friend 
in disgust, and sought the cheerful atmosphere of the Exposi- 
tion grounds. 

Mayor Rolph is a brave man, also foolhardy. Having 

weathered the battle with the Fire Commission, attended the 
Auditorium ball, endured the Elks' initiation ceremonies, and 
otherwise exposed his life to danger, he now, without winking 
an eye, proposes to take a run across the Mexican border after 
an official visit to the San Diego Exposition. I know of only 
two men whose bravery may be compared with Mayor Rolph's 
courage. They are General French and General Joffre. 

The Drug Clerks' Association of California is planning 

to celebrate its annual banquet and ball in this city. Of course, 
it will be one of those chemically pure affairs, guided by the 
Pure Foods and Drugs Act, where ragging is taboo. 

Some of the sawed-off specimens of San Francisco's 

male citizens are in a gloom because they are not qualified to 
respond to the new "Daddy Long-Legs" movement. 

Prospective blackmailers who lay waiting for chances to 

derive an income from the so-called Redlight Abatement Act 
have been foiled by Superior Judge Sturtevant. The first case 
to be prosecuted under the new act has terminated in the ac- 
quittal of the defendants, the Samuel Dusenbury Company, 
owners of an apartment house at Washington and Leavenworth 
streets, where it was alleged that two couples had taken rooms 
without being equipped with the necessary legal sanction of that 
sort of thing. It was proven that the two couples were not 
married, but this testimony was not sufficient to induce Judge 
Sturtevant to order the house closed and the furniture sold, as 
prescribed by the new law. Were the owners of the house aware 
of the illegal act? was the question that concerned Judge Stur- 
tevant more than any other. They were not. Well, then I 
shall not punish them, decided Judge Sturtevant, whereupon 
he ruled that unless the owner or management of a rooming es- 
tablishment could be reasonably assumed to be cognizant of the 
alleged illegal acts, the law could not be applied. This ruling 
establishes a precedent, and owners of apartment houses and 
hotels need no longer dread blackmail through the Redlight 
Abatement Act. 

It has been the privilege of but a favored few to hear of 

Assemblyman Victor J. Canepa of San Francisco. Until the 
present session of the Legislature convened, this great law- 
maker enjoyed a peaceful existence, never had his name 
dragged into the newspapers, and never was annoyed by the 
inquisitive gazes of the curious. No street, nor even a three- 
foot alley, has been named after him. His campaign and elec- 
tion were not heralded to the world with trumpet blasts. Not 
even his next door neighbor suspected that he had been elected 
to the Assembly. And yet the biggest noise around the Bay 
of San Francisco was associated with the election of Canepa — 
nothing less than the fog siren on Alcatraz! Canepa was 
elected expressly on the promise of inducing the Legislature to 
request the Federal Government to remove that fog siren be- 
cause it disturbs the slumbers of citizens on both sides of the 
bay, and he is preparing to fulfill his pledge. This fog siren 
is described as combining "soporific influence of wails of the 
damned with the soothing influences of mothers weeping for 
their children and the mellowing softness of ten thousand 
keeners at a thousand wakes." It will be some job to get a fog 
siren like that out of the way. 

While the honors are being handed out for the success 

of the Auditorium dedication ball, there is a modest and hard- 
working gentleman whose name should not be forgotten. It is 
Hamilton M. Wright, editor of the Exposition publicity bureau, 
whose indefatigable efforts and inexhaustible fund of ideas 
were behind the very generous publicity that preceded the ball, 
and which was largely instrumental in drawing the crowds. The 
hearty co-operation of the San Francisco press also deserves 
great praise. 

Apropos the first article on this page, concerning the 

catering at the Auditorium ball, I have just learned from a 
friend that President Moore of the Exposition ordered a half- 
dozen sandwiches at midnight. The waiter brought them at 
three o'clock in the morning. 

The bakers of San Francisco announce that the high cost 

of flour makes it impossible for them to continue to produce 
five-cent loaves of bread. It looks as if we would have to re- 
verse the old order and spread bread on our butter. 

The week-old beard on Don Jose's face when he appears 

at the bull ring in Seville in the last act of "Carmen" prompts 
me to advise him to see the "Barber of Seville." 

January 16, 1915. 

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"We obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 

The Orpheum. 

A diversified program of excellent numbers 
rounds out a bill which has much to commend it to 
the habitual Orpheumites. Our old friend, attenu- 
ated as ever, Charles Semon himself, alluded to as 
"The Narrow Feller," has the doubtful honor of the 
first act of the evening. He gives his usual musical 
numbers, which he executes on various kinds of odd 
instruments, and gives us some new jokes and puns. 
Semon is all right, and his audiences like him. 
Frederick V. Bowers, of musical comedy fame, as- 
sisted by a small and capable company of dancers 
and singers, offers an entertaining twenty minutes of 
song and dance. Bowers is a live wire, and gives us 
the best there is in him. His selections are timely 
and well rendered. Hal and Frances show them- 
selves in a little skit, which is crowded with song 
and dance. The lady of the duo captures her audi- 
ences by the sweet and unaffected manner in which 
she sings that old timer, "The Sweetest Story Ever 
Told." It simply goes to prove that the old songs 
are best. The Bell family, who achieved such a re- 
markable success here last season, are paying us a 
return visit. The nine members of this family surely 
enter into their work with vim and zest, and with 
them there is "something doing" every moment they 
are on the stage. It is one of the best musical acts 
which has been on the circuit for years. Their en- 
cores are without number, and they are very gracious 
in this respect. 

George McKay and Ottie Ardine have a song and 
dance stunt which finds favor. They are splendid 
dancers, and they deserve vast credit for not yield- 
ing to temptation and giving us some of the ever- 
lasting tango dances. McKay is a real comedian, 
and his methods are original. Joseph Santley, who 
but a few months ago appeared in this city at the 
head of his own musical comedy organization, is now 
in the "two a day," giving us a glimpse of some of 
the best things he did with his own big show. Sant- 
ley is a very young chap, and he is evidently sin- 
cere in his efforts to please. He is assisted by two 
young ladies who contribute a goodly share towards 
the success of the act. The Avon Comedy Four 
present again their nonsensical absurdity, "The New 
Teacher." This quartette is mighty clever, individ- 
ually and collectively. They are all clever come- 
dians, and their quartette singing is very good. The first half 
of their act is a genuine scream. They should remain Orpheum 
fixtures for a long time to come. Rebla is a juggler with a style 
all his own. He accomplishes many of the well known things 
which we have noted before, but he does them all in a different 
way, and that is why he is successful. If you desire a program 

of even merit, do not miss the Orpheum this week. 

* * * 

The Bevani Grand Opera Company at the Alcazar. 

In all fairness and honesty, it must be admitted that it has 
been many years since we have witnessed anything in this city 
in the way of grand opera that in point of enthusiasm and real 
spirit among the members of the company has never been sur- 
passed by any similar organization. Bevani evidently has in- 
spired the members of his company, and they enter into their 
work with tremendous zest and deep sincerity and earnestness. 
Monday evening Verdi's "Ballo in Maschera." so seldom heard 
here, was given a most worthy production, at times rousing the 
audience to a high pitch of near-musical frenzy. Too bad this 
beautiful opera is not better known. It is crowded with trills 
and thrills, and the orchestration is about as fine as anything 
Verdi wrote. The performance brought out some of the best 
talent of the aggregation of singers Bevani has brought us. 
Castellani showed oft to advantage, having his voice under 
better control than at any time since his initial appearance. 

Wellington Cross and Lois Josephine next week at Orpheum. 

This man is a real artist, and has an uncommon voice. He has 
a common habit of many ambitious tenors, that of straining it 
at times, but when he uses judgment his voice is of velvety 
smoothness. I have never seen a better acting tenor than 
this chap. He inspires everybody he is working with. It was 
the first time I had heard Giovacchini, the big, robust tenor. 
He is a man of fine presence, graceful to a degree, with every 
indication of the real artist, and he sings with rare judgment. 
He is, moreover, a magnificent actor. He certainly scored a 
remarkable personal hit. 

Madame Vergeri was heard as the wife of Reinhart. Her 
voice is large and clear, and her upper tones are unusually 
good. She also entered into the spirit of the evening, and con- 
tributed no little to the success of the performance. Lina Mc- 
Cord, a contralto new to us, was heard in the important role 
of Ulrica. Miss McCord has a voice which is surprising in 
volume, and which she uses with discretion. She rose to her 
big scenes admirably. I am anxious to hear more of her. 
Hazel Sanborne sung Oscar, the page. This talented lady is 
very young yet. but her future seems to loom large. Her voice 
is fresh and of most pleasing quality. Bevani is certainly giv- 
ing our American singers their opportunity. He has a number 
of them in his company. Di Biasi and Florian appeared as the 


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January 16, 1915. 

two conspirators and measured up splendidly with the others. 

Luigi Roccia conducted in a sincere manner. The production 

was staged efficiently, and the orchestra did full justice to the 

very difficult score. They are rounding rapidly into form, and 

it becomes a real pleasure to listen to this small band of San 

Francisco musicians. In all truth, it can be stated that Be- 

vani and his people have, by dint of the splendid work they 

have done here, scored a success of immense proportions. 

Paul Gerson. 
* * * 

The Symphony of January 8, 1915. 

Mr. Hadley and his orchestra certainly opened the new year 
for us in a most satisfactory manner, giving as good and con- 
scientious a concert as the most exacting might require. The 
three distinct offerings of the afternoon were as totally different 
as they were delightful, carrying the musically emotional 
through the whole gamut of sensations and giving full free 
reign to the imagination. 

First came the "Third Symphony, Opus 90," of Johannes 
Brahms, that chief apostle, according to some critics, of strict 
symphonic form in our later day. Through its exquisite melo- 
dies, so painstakingly played, we could well have thought our- 
selves transported to a "land of long afternoons and golden 
sunshine," — restful — soothing — far beyond the petty, annoying 
cares of this dollar chasing life. 

Volkmann's Third Serenade for strings alone, followed, giv- 
ing Mr. Arthur Hadley an opportunity to play with nice finish 
the solo 'Cello part. Certainly this is a composition one could 
hear several times with profit, gaining a better understanding 
each rendition. 

So far we had been lulled, as it were, when the music of 
Rimsky-Kersahoff's "Scheherazade" burst upon us with full 
barbaric splendor; cymbal, drum, trumpet and intermingling of 
reed, strings and brass, all interwoven in a most bewildering 
manner but replete with the enchanting mysticism of the far 
East. This composer's work is at all times charming, and his 
skill at orchestration considered most notable. Then, too, he 
has a way of making one feel and see just what he wants to. 
Recall for instance the wail of the wolf, through the use of the 
'cello in the song of the "Shepherd Lehl" from his "Snow Mai- 
den." Particularly compelling to the imagination is "Schehera- 
zade," painting to the listener picture after picture rich in Ori- 
ental coloring. Nor did the performers find this composition 
an easy task; on the contrary, much technical ability was evi- 
denced. Whether we followed "Sinbad" on his perilous voy- 
age, listened in fancy to the narrative of the "Kalandar," par- 
ticipated in the sweet converse of the "Young Prince and the 
Young Princess," or even mingled with the revellers in the 
"Festival at Bagdad," to be finally hurled upon the fatal mag- 
netic rock of destruction, the same vividness of musical por- 
traiture was ever extant. Meanwhile throughout these all- 
absorbing tales, the Princess story-teller made her presence felt 
through the medium of Adolph Rosenbecker's clear violin tone. 

At the close, notwithstanding the glory of the Russian's 
music, someway as we left the auditorium the harmonies of the 
Brahms symphony were still with me, and Browning's words 
with their promise seemed to be exemplified in our first treat 
of the afternoon : 

"All we have willed or hoped or dreamed of good shall exist, 
"Not its semblance, but itself; no beauty, nor good, nor power, 
"Whose voice hath gone forth, but each survives for the 

"When eternity confirms the conception of an hour." 


Alice Gentle as Carmen. 

Opera goers have a habit of always picking a favorite. San 
Francisco has been favored now with six operas by the Be- 
vani Company, and the patrons of the Alcazar have picked their 
favorite. The distinction goes to Alice Gentle. This versatile 
soprano had already won the hearts of her auditors in "II Tro- 
vatore," but as Carmen she established herself as the favorite 
par excellence. Alice Gentle is perfect as Carmen. Her won- 
derful histrionic ability enhances the delightful effect of her 
singing, and her singing gives vivid color to her acting. Most 
Carmens are one-sided; they excel either in singing or acting 
alone, most frequently in acting. A well balanced combination 
is rare. Alice Gentle presents Carmen as the coquettish, devil- 

James J. Corbett, who will be at Pantages next week. 

ish, changeable, cruel-hearted woman Bizet intended her to be, 
juggling with men's passion and mocking her victims when she 
is tired of them. Every note and every movement is alluring, 
captivating and fascinating. 

A. c A. 

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Fontaine at Cliff House. 

Mr. Carruthers, manager of the Cliff House, has made a dis- 
covery that highly pleases the patrons of his establishment. 
The discovery is Miss Fontaine, premier danseuse, formerly 



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with Ruth St. Denis. Last Thursday night Miss Fontaine scored 
a great success at the Dolce Far Niente Club at the Cliff House 
in her French interpretation of the Egyptian-Spanish dance, 
which she performed in the gay array of Pierrot. There is ex- 
pression, zest and dash in Miss Fontaine's dancing; she holds 
her audience in a spell. It is good news for lovers of ballet 
dancing that Miss Fontaine will appear at the Cliff House every 
Thursday night hereafter. 

• • • 
Grand Opera at Pantages. 

Grand opera has become the rage of the day in San Fran- 
cisco; even the vaudeville stage has been invaded by it. Pan- 
tages this week presents a company of fifteen opera singers 
of very high merit, headed by Mile. Le Soir, who introduced the 
most popular moments from "Cavalleria Rusticana," "Lucia" 
and "II Trovatore." The "Miserere," sung by Signora Regina 
De Sanctis and Signor Raoul Romito, is rendered with all the 
passion and pathos that is required to make the interpretation 
of Manrico's and Leonora's despair adequate. The famous 
sextette from "Lucia" is given with pleasing warmth and har- 
monious mellowness, and for the moment one forgets the acro- 
bats and comedy skits that have preceded this extraordinary 
treat and imagines he is transplanted to Hammerstein's. Pan- 
tages is to be congratulated on bringing Mile. Le Soir's company 
on the circuit. We can stand any amount of this kind of en- 

The inimitable Tom Kelly is back from a tour of Australia 
with a liberal fund of Irish anecdotes and songs, and the genial 
Hibernian causes a riot of enthusiasm when he caps his reper- 
toire with "Tipperary." Kelly's stories are always new and 
crisp, and his humor is of that good old Irish variety which 
invariably throws people into fits of laughter. 

Fred Woodward and company have a donkey which is so 
clever that suspicion is at once aroused as to its genuineness. 
One is ready to swear that the animal is a human being covered 
with a donkey's hide. You never can tell, but it certainly looks 
suspicious. It is hard to believe that a real respectable donkey 
could be induced to descend to such degradation as the tango. 
The four De Bock brothers are acrobats of exceptional ability. 
One of their most astounding acts consists in a black dog poised 
on the head of one of the De Bocks with another De Bock 
standing on his head on top of the dog. That dog must have 
a spine of steel to be able to carry about 150 pounds on its 
head. It is a most unique stunt. Winifred Sherburne and Jack 
Montgomery present a lively dramatic playlet called "The Kid- 
naper," which teems with villainy and culminates in revolver 
shooting. Old-time songs are contributed by Haley and Haley, 
and comedy motion pictures round out the very excellent pro- 

A. G. A. 

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Opera at Philharmonic Concert. 

The presence of Alice Gentle and Paolo Galazzi of the Be- 
vani Opera Company added much to the success of the Peo- 
ple's Philharmonic Orchestra's "Italian Night" at Pavilion Rink 
on the night of January 7th. The audience exceeded 3,000, and 
Conductor Perlet pronounced it the most successful concert his 
orchestra had ever provided. The program included selections 
from the great Italian composers, and the orchestra rendered 
each number with such perfection and feeling that the audi- 
ence constantly demanded encores and were loath to depart 
when the last note had died away in the big hall. The "Egyp- 
tian Suite" by Luigini, rendered by Conductor Perlet, was 
particularly well received. 

Miss Gentle absolutely filled the hall with her resonant and 
perfectly controlled voice as she sang the "Mio Fernando" with 
her usual feeling and breadth of tone. Afterwards Miss Gentle 
and Gallazzi sang the "La Ci Darem," a Mozartian melody 
which never declines in popularity. Gallazzi responded alone 
to the demand for an encore, and won additional applause by 
his rich baritone voice. 

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it, madam; you didn't hurt my feelings much. I've been in- 
sulted by experts. — Life. 


Kissing her hair I sat against her feet, 
Wove and unwove it, wound and found it sweet; 
Made fast therewith her hands, drew down her eyes, 
Deep as deep flowers and dreamy as dim skies; 
With her own tresses bound and found her fair; 
Kissing her hair. 

Sleep were no sweeter than her face to me, 
Sleep of cold sea bloom under the cold sea; 
What pain could get between my face and hers ? 
What new sweet thing would love not relish worse? 
Unless, perhaps, white death had kissed me there, 
Kissing her hair? 

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San Francisco News Letter 

January 16, 1915. 

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ttfl,*-- — 

Now that the Auditorium ball is woven into the fabric of the 
immediate past, the anticipation of the dance-mad, beauty-ap- 
preciating public is focused on the Mardi Gras ball which will 
illuminate the night of February 16th. Other balls may come 
and go, they may even mark the opening of the Year-of-Big- 
Doings like the successful ball the other night, but no event 
that echoes to dance music can ever encroach on the place and 
magic charm which the Mardi Gras ball holds for San Fran- 
cisco society. It has a niche all its own in the gay world, and 
rightly and royally has it earned this place. The ball is man- 
aged by the auxiliary of the Children's Hospital, and in this 
group of women is the energy, the artistic perception, the or- 
ganizing ability and the social influence that writes the Mardi 
Gras in emblazoned letters on the yearly calendar. 

Mrs. George Cameron is president this year. The member- 
ship has been augmented at the last election by two new mem- 
bers, Mrs. Templeton Crocker and Miss Marion Zeile. The 
other women who comprise the board include the Mesdames 
Fred McNear, Augustus Taylor, William H. Taylor, Harry 
Scott, Harry Bates, Sam Boardman, Henry Dutton, Norris 
Davis, Charles Felton,- Henry Kiersted, Latham McMullin, 
Horace Pillsbury, Harry Poett, Lawrence Scott, Julian Thorne, 
Walter Martin and the Misses Emily Carolan and Minnie 
Houghton. Any one who knows the nuances of society will 
understand why this is a list with which to conjure the success 
of a Mardi Gras ball. 

The gossip of the moment anent the ball is in the interroga- 
tive mood. Who is going to be the king consort of the beauti- 
ful Anna Peters when she discards her American birthright 
for the picturesque robes of Marie Antoinette? On whose 
royal arm will she lean when, with her ladies in waiting, she 
enters the garden of the Tuilleries which will spring up in the 
sun court of the Palace at a wave of a magic wand ? 

It must not be inferred that Queen Anne has caused the de- 
lay by an over-scrupulous weighing and labeling and sorting 
and choosing of the kingly timber in the smart set. To the 
contrary, Queen Anne is following royal precedent to the extent 
of allowing her consort to be chosen for her. She has gone so 
far as to refuse positively to have anything to do with the 
selection of the king. 

The three queens of most recent Mardi Gras balls chanced to 
be married women in every day life, which gave them a sense 
of security from matchmaking prognostications about their 
choice. Mrs. Fred Kohl as Marie Louise chose Thornwell Mul- 
lally for her Napoleon, not only because he has a talented lock 
of hair that can wave over his forehead in best Napoleonic 
manner; not only because he has a pair of arms self-folding 
and adjusting, but because in many other points he lent himself 
to the picture of the great Napoleon. Mrs. Clem Tobin chose 
her cousin, Ferd Theriot, for her royal consort. Mrs. Edgar 
Peixotto at the last Mardi Gras ball reigned as an oriental 
queen, and the robes of the maharajah descended on one of the 
Exposition artists. 

Miss Peters is regarded as one of the most beautiful girls 
in society, and there has long been a great deal of speculation 
about which of her many suitors she would choose. Were she 
to make the choice for the Mardi Gras ball there would be 
many who would find a significant straw of favoritism in this 
selection. So she has turned the job of anointing the king over 
to the executive committee, and has only exercised her royal 
prerogative to the extent of naming her ladies in waiting. In 
private life they are the Misses Ernestine McNear, Marie 
Louise Black, Phyllis de Young, Corennah de Pue, Gertrude 
Thomas, Leslie Miller, Beatrice Nickel and Gertrude Hopkins. 

The executive committee, therefore, finds itself with a 
crown on its hands. Some of the members thought that the 
head of Alfred Whittell would measure up very well to a 
crown, and they made young Whittell think so, too, for a day 
or two. Then he decided that he could not be a king, even 

for a night, and the executive committee disbanded and went 
down to Burlingame for the week-end to the respective homes 
of the members, there to think the matter over in suburban 
peace and quiet. They meet again this coming Monday morn- 
ing at the St. Francis Hotel, when the decision will be made. 

The royal couple and their train will have as beautiful a 
setting as ever artists designed for a ball, as the preliminary 
sketches show. To accomplish the royal French garden, the 
choicest shrubs and bloom of the peninsula conservatories will 
be borrowed for the occasion, and the marble statuary and 
fountains and all the accessories that go to make up the witch- 
ery of the loveliest gardens in history will be brought into play 
to make the scene perfect in composition and beautiful in de- 

The list of box holders for the revelry is already a long 
one, although the seat tickets are not even yet printed. Among 
those who have already made reservation in order to insure a 
position of vantage are the Messrs. and Mesdames E. W. 
Hopkins, Henry T. Scott, Selah Chamberlain, Frederick Kohl, 
James L. Flood, George McGowan, Francis Carolan, George 
Pope, A. S. Baldwin, Henry C. Breeden, C. 0. G. Miller, M. H. 
de Young, William H. Crocker, C. A. Cooke, E. S. Heller, Mrs. 
William Cluff, Mrs. I. N. Walter, Mrs. Russell Wilson and 
Knox Maddox. 

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The aftermath of the Auditorium ball is a crop of good 
natured comment, for every one is agreed that it went off with 
a bang and a flourish befitting the occasion. As always hap- 
pens, there are those who take issue with the award of the 
prizes, but they take exception in a good natured way, taking 
into account the angle of variance in human opinion and the 
fact that human judgment, even when it has the social seal, is 
not infallible. Mrs. Carolan, Mrs. Crocker, Mrs. Kohl and 
the other matrons who helped the judges make the choice an- 
nounced to the visitors to their box that owing to the crowded 
condition of the floor the individual dancers did not stand out, 
but presented an almost unbroken surface of weaving colors. 
Their choice for the most picturesque costume, Miss Cowles, 
was the most surprised person among the thousands in attend- 
ance when she found that she had attracted the favorable at- 
tention of the judges, and her modest protestations that she did 
not deserve the honor endeared her further to the judges. There 
were many who thought that Mrs. Leon Roos in the stunning 
headdress and robes of a Russian bride, was the most pictur- 
esque figure at the ball. Others gave their plaudits to Mrs. 
Fred McNear as a spinning top, and some would have be- 
stowed the prize on Mrs. William Lange, who was a Christmas 
tree. So it went, only going to show that while it may be very 
bromidic it is nevertheless very true that every one cannot 
agree, and so the decision of the judges must be taken in true 
sportsmanlike manner — which it was by all the claimants for 
other favorites. It had been planned to clear the floor for the 
dance contest and let only those who wished to qualify for that 
event take part in the steps. But at no time in the evening was it 
feasable to clear the floor, so the judges simply kept apprais- 
ing eyes on the whirling couples as they ragged or foxtrotted 
by, and when it came to making a choice, they were unanimous 
that the vanity box should go to Mrs. George Hewlitt. Mrs. 
Hewlitt, like Miss Cowles, had no idea that the official regard 
was turned in her direction, and she accepted the honor with 
a pretty and sincere appreciation of the other good dancers 
who would be overlooked by such a process. To the girls who 
crowded around the box in which she sat with friends, she dis- 
played the pretty cosmetic kit with constant reiterations that 
she did not deserve it one bit more than dozens of others. Mrs. 
Hewlitt had on the most dazzling of the several powder puff 
costumes that were worn at the ball, and she was a conspicuous 
figure all evening, many eyes focusing on the whirring, pow- 
dery fluff of white as it glided around the ball room. "I think 
my costume must have attracted more attention than some of 
the other good dancers," was the overly modest way in which 
this young matron accounted for her success in winning the 
prize. The spirit in which these two prize winners accepted 
their trophies was one of the nicest things about the ball. 
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The fact that there was much drinking and practically no in- 
toxication was commented upon by the observing, who watched 
the crowds that jammed the two cafes, who listened to the 
popping of the corks, which could be heard by the sensitive ear 

January 16, 1915. 

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above the clamor of the two bands. Ned Greenway, who ought 
to know, said that enough wine was drunk to sink a dread- 
naught, but evidently the consumption was pretty generally 
scattered, so that the average consumption did not make for 
undue lack of sobriety. The society youth who had to be sup- 
pressed by his friends and finally bundled off home by a well 
meaning relative who acted under orders from mamma, was 
an exception to the general rule. 

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Monday at the dansant at the St. Francis there was the usual 
crowd and much interest in the new steps illustrated by young 
MacFayden, who had been East getting the newest quirks and 
quivers at his toes'-ends! The Burlingame crowd came to town 
in numbers on that day, as there was the meeting of the Auxil- 
iary of the Children's Hospital and several other events to lure 
them up, and of course they all dropped in at the dansant. 
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The Fairmont dansant likewise brought out a full attendance 
of the fashionables, who have succumbed to the fascinations 
of the dance. At the Palace this Saturday afternoon the reser- 
vations insure another crowded-to-the-capacity-of-enjoyment 
crowd, which is enough testimony to offer to any unbiased 
court. The dansant rests its case on the fact that three a 
week does not bring satiety. 

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Not even Robert Roos could leave the Auditorium building 
Saturday night without a return ticket. Though he is one of 
the best known men in San Francisco and one of the most influ- 
ential merchants, he was given no special privileges on that oc- 
casion. His appearance was that of a millionaire, but that 
did not induce the gate man to violate the rules of the audi- 
torium committee, and Bob was treated like a "plebeian," abid- 
ing by the laws. Humbly, he took his place in the ranks, and 
without giving expression to his thoughts, he waited his chance 
to leave the building for a moment. Robert Roos was born and 
bred a gentleman, and the attitude the door-keeper assumed to- 
ward the men of affairs was not resented, but was accepted in 
the spirit in which it was given. 

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Will beautiful Florence Bandman make her debut, or will she 
enter the commercial world? Her numerous friends are query- 
ing her, but thus far she has not given any definite answer. 
Though she loves society, and is one of the most beloved girls 
in the younger set, her chums are eager for her to enjoy a 
debutante year. Since the death of her father, Charles Julius 
Bandman, a civil engineer and mining man of this city, she 
has found herself at a loss to know whether she should continue 
her gayety or enter upon serious work. Up to the present time 
no will has been found of the late Mr. Bandman, and it is whis- 
pered that restrictions must be placed upon the family ex- 
penditures. It is stated that Miss Bandman resembles her 
grandmother, Mrs. Antonio Brant of Alameda, who is a success- 
ful inventor, having secured a number of patents. 
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Mrs. William E. Dargie, widow of the late W. E. Dargie, will 
sail for Seville, Spain, early in March to be present at the 
Easter celebration there. She will be accompanied on the jour- 
ney by Miss Inez Dibble of Santa Barbara, who is her close 
friend. Mrs. Dargie will endeavor to locate some of her rela- 
tives in Spain whom she has never seen. She will be enter- 
tained in France and London, and will spend several months 
in European travel. While abroad, she will look over the Paris- 
ian market for rare laces and antiques. In Seville she will 
purchase shawls. She has a rare collection of shawls and 
laces which are valued at $15,000. 
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Mrs. Morris J. Sullivan is very much grieved over the loss 
of the gold vanity box which was her husband's first wedding 
gift. As Gladys Wilson, she was one of the most beautiful 
belles in San Francisco and the bay cities. The vanity box 
which she lost was one of the handsome treasures of her gift 
shop. It disappeared at the Claremont Country Club on New 
Year's eve. The Sullivans will leave for the East during this 
month, and while in New York, Gladys will receive a hand- 
some new vanity box, probably from Tiffany's. 
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Mrs. James K. Moffitt entertained at dinner Thursday night 
in honor of Mrs. William Hinckley Taylor of Piedmont. The 

table appointments were of roses and ferns. About a dozen 
guests were bidden. Mrs. Taylor planned to open her palatial 
home in San Francisco this winter and entertain extensively, 
but owing to the illness of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Chauncey 
Taylor, who has made her home in Oakland for the past fifty 
years, the matron was obliged to remain on the Oakland side. 
Since the illness of Mrs. Taylor, the popular matron has re- 
fused all social engagements. 

Briggs — We are coming around to see you this evening. 

Griggs — That's right; but do me a favor, old man. Don't let 
your wife wear her new fall suit; I don't want my wife to see 
it just now. Briggs — Why, man alive, that's just why we are 
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San Francisco News Letter 

January 16, 1915. 

DORK-KENNEDY. —The engagement of Miss Camille Dorn to Stanley 
Carmichael Kennedy of Honolulu, is announced. The young 
are well known and well liked in San Francisco. Miss Dorn is the 
daughter of Mrs. Camille A. Dorn and the late D. S. Dorn. She is 
a clever musician, having spent much time abroad in the study of 
music. Kennedy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Kennedy, 
prominent in the business and social life of the Hawaiian Islands. 
Kennedy, Sr., is president of the Interisland Steamship Company. 
The bridegroom elect is a Stanford man of the class of 1912. He is 
a member of several college organizations, and has a host of friends 
in and around San Francisco. 
MULLALLY-NORTON. — The engagement is announced of Miss Mary 
Clare Mullally, the youngest daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Francis 
P. Mullally and the late Mrs. Elizabeth Keith Mullally of Pelham. 
N. Y., to Benjamin Vernon Norton. Miss Mullally is a sister of 
Thornwell Mullally, of Dr. Lane Mullally of Charleston, S. C, and 
Mandeville and William T. Mullally of New York. Her mother, be- 
fore her marriage, was Miss Elizabeth Keith Adger. Mr. Norton is 
the son 01 Mrs. Edward Norton of New Canaan, Conn. He is a 
well known Yale man of the class of 1899, of the Sheffield Scientific 
School and a member of the Yale and other clubs. He is a brother 
of Mrs. "William R. Rankin. The wedding will take place the latter 
part of January at the Huguenot Memorial Church at Pelham. N. Y. 
RODOLPH-McCANDLESS.— At a reception given by Mrs. Geoi^. u 
Rodoiph Tuesday afternoon at her home in East Oakland, announce- 
ment was made of the engagement of her daughter. Miss Marion Ro- 
doiph. to James C. McCandless. son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Mc- 
Candless of Honolulu. Miss Rodoiph, who returned home recently, 
has been in Philadelphia for several week. The prospective bride is a 
graduate from Miss Gamble's school at Santa Barbara, and was for- 
mally presented to society last season. She is a sister of Miss Helen 
Rodoiph, and is a member of some of the exclusive dancing clubs 
here. McCandless belongs to one of the prominent and wealthy fami- 
lies of Honolulu, whose home is one of the show places of the town. 

SUMMERHAYES-CONROY.— Miss Helen Mar Summerhayes and Dr. 
Robert John Conroy will be married on January 27th at the home of 
the bride-elect's aunt, Mrs. Aurelius Buckingham, on Jackson street 
A small reception for the kinsfolk and family friends will follow 
the ceremony. Dr. J. J. Emmons of Medford, Oregon, the future home 
of the young couple, will be best man, and Mrs. M. M. Campion, a 
bride of this year, will be matron of honor, and Miss Alice Summer- 
hayes bridesmaid. 


HOTALING-SWINNERTON.— On Thursday of last week the wedding 
of Miss Jane Hotaling and Alfred Swinnerton was solemnized at the 
home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Anson Parsons Hotaling, on Frank- 
lin street, Judge Harry Melvin officiating. 

TROOD-McKENNA.— The wedding of Miss Helen Trood to John M. Mc- 
Kenna took place at noon Tuesday at the parish house of St. Joseph's 
Catholic Church in Alameda. Rev. Father Bernard Praught offi- 
ciated, and only the members of the two families were present. A 
wedding breakfast at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. William 
Trood, followed the ceremony. After a honeymoon trip, the couple 
will reside in Alameda. 

MARX-SHERWOOD. — The marriage of Miss Dorothy Marx, daughter of 
Professor and Mrs. Charles D. Marx of Stanford University, and Ed- 
ward Bingham Sherwood of Syracuse, N. Y., took place last week at 
noon in Stanford Memorial Chapel. The ceremony was performed by 
Rev. D. Charles Gardner, and was witnessed by about one hundred 
and fifty friends. Mr. Sherwood is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
E. Sherwood. He is a graduate of Colgate University. On their 
return from their honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood will live in 

MEYSEL-BORDWELL.— At a quiet wedding Tuesday evening Miss Ger- 
trude Meysel became the bride of Edward Bordwell of Nevada. The 
ceremony took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. O. M. Mysel, on Taylor street, in Alameda. Rev. Father Calvin 
performed the ceremony. Before going to Nevada to make their 
home, the couple will visit in the South. 


GARCEAU. — Mrs. Harold Dillingham was the guest of honor at a lunch- 
eon on Monday afternoon, at which her aunt, Mrs. Alexander Gar- 
ceau, was hostess, at her home in Jackson street. 

CLARK. — Mrs. Warren Dearborn Clark entertained a number of friends 
at a luncheon and bridge party which she gave Wednesday at her 
home In Clay street. 

CURTIS.— Mrs. Francis Vincent Curtis gave a luncheon Wednesday in 
honor of Miss Eleanor Talbot, who is here from New York for the 

KING. — The Misses Genevieve and Hazel King entertained a number of 
friends at an elaborate luncheon which they gave last week at their 
home on Broadway. The affair was complimentary to Prince and 
Princess Kampengpetch of Siam. 

MONSARRAT. — Mrs. Samuel Mansarrat was hostess at luncheon Satur- 
day, the affair taking place at her home in Brodericlc street. Later 
her guests enjoyed several hours of bridge. 

KOHL. — In honor of her mother, Mrs. C. AY. Godey, Mrs. <\ Frederic* 
Kohl gave a luncheon at her h ■ al Easton Tuesday, having a num- 
ber of her most intimate friends to have a first glimpse Of their 
wonderful new home. 

McKINSTRY".--Miss Laura McKinstry was hostess at a luncheon at her 
home on Pacific avenue Thursday afternoon. 

FRINGLB. — Mrs. Covington Pringle had an informal luncheon party at 
the Town and Country Club Wednesday, having Mrs. Hoy Somera, 
Mrs. Richard Low, Miss Edith Treanor and Miss Mary AYM< sore. 

ROTH.— Mrs, v\ illiam Roth was hostess at an Informal luncheon Wed- 
nesday at her home in Green street, when half a dozen guests were 

WALLER. — Miss Evelyn Waller, who is leaving on Sunday for New Fork 
to i mi -r school, gave one of a series of farewell luncheon pai ties 
Wednesday, assembling a number of the belles with whom Miss 
Waller has been enjoying her dances and other diversions. 


ADAMS. — Mrs. Frederick Seydel, a charming bride of this season, was 
the guest of honor last week at a delightful tea given by Miss Pau- 
lina Adams at the Hotel Oakland. The guests at the affair included 
about a score of the younger friends of the host-ss. 

E AN NAN. — Miss Isabella Bannan was hostess last week on Thursday 
at a prettily appointed tea at the Palace Hotel in honor of Miss 
Mary Judge. 

LITTLE.— Mrs. William H. Little and her three attractive daughters, the 
Misses Mildred. Gladys and Myrtle Little, received their friends 
Thursday afternoon at a tea at their home In Scott street. 


1 : LA XI >ING.— Mrs. Gordon Blandlng was hostess at a luncheon at the 

Fairmont Hotel on Wednesday, having among others the Mesdamea 

Frederick Sharon, George U. Mendell, Jr., Chauncey Goodrich. 

Goodrich, Whitney and Mrs. Lena Blanding. 
BOHEMIAN CLUB. — A number of the men of the Bohemian Club 

a dinner dance Friday night at the club, the members joining to- 
■r to entertain their friends. 
CROCK BR. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Templeton Crocker entertained for 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dillingham Sunday at their home in Hillsborough, 

their guests motoring down from the Bellevue Sunday morning and 

returning to town Monday. An informal dinner was the diversion 

for Sunday night at "Uplands." 
CROTHERS. — Judge and Mrs. George E. Crothers were hosts at a dinner 

at their home In Laurel street Wednesday. 
HE YOUNG. — Miss Phyllis do Young was a charming hostess at a dinner 

which she gave at her home in California street Sunday eve 

when she entertained the jolly coterie of young people who spent the 

New Year week-end at Truckee. 
I "! — Mr. and Mrs. James L. Flood gave a dinner last Friday evening 

at the Hotel St. Francis preceding Mrs. Theodore Payne's ball in 

honor of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Payne. 
KEYNEMANN- Miss Helen Johnson was the complimented guest at a 

dinner given Fridav evenlntr by Mrs. Alexander Heynemann at her 

home In Buchanan street. 
HUMPHREYS.— Mis. Charles Humphreys was hostess at an informal 

dinner Sunday evening at her home in the Presidio. Eight guests 

enjoyed her hospitality. 
KILGARIF.— The nome of Mr. and Mrs. John Kllgarif on Pierce street 

was the ace I a dinner parts Saturday evening. With their guests, 

Mr. and Mrs. Kllgarif attended the E\-pnsitlon-Clvlc Center ball. 

LEE. — Mr. and Mis. Cuyler Lee entertained a number of friends at a din- 
ner which they gave Sunday evening at their home in Burlingame. 

McNBAR. -Mr. and Mrs George W. Ml Near, Jr.. gave a dinner and 

bridge party Tuesday evening at their home in Pacific avenue. 

MARTIN. — Mrs. Eleanor Martin gave a dinner party Saturday evening 
before the Auditorium ball, having General and Mrs. Arthur Mui 
Mrs. Conger Prat! Mrs. Prlscllla Ellicott, J. Downey Harvej and 
Heinrich von Schroeder. 

MlLLKii— Mrs. U. E). Miller was hostess Monday evening at a dinner at 
her home. 952 Sutter street, in honor of Miss Margaret .larrnan and 
Miss Sarame Rainoldl. prima donna of the Lambardl Opera Company. 

PILLSBURY/. — Mr. and Mrs. Horace Davis PlUsbury gave an elaborate 
dinner Saturday evening at their home In Pacific avenue, preceding 
the Exposition Civic Center ball. 

SPRECKELS — Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Spreckels entertained at dinner 
Monday evening at their home in Pacific avenue. 

TAYLOR. — Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Taylor presided at a dinner Saturday 
evening at their homo in Scott street, and with their guests attended 
the Exposition-Civic Center ball. 

WALL.A.CE. — Colonel and Mrs. Hamilton Stone Wallace gave a dinner 
party at their home Tuesday night, entertaining about sixteen or so 
of their friends, 

WISE. — Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wise were guests at an elaborate dinner 
Wednesday evening In the Borjla room of the St. Francis. This de- 
lightful affair was given in honor of A. Meertlefs fiftieth birthday. 

WORDEN. — Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Worden had a group of friends In- 
formally at dinner Saturday evening at the Fairmont before the Ex- 
position-Civic Center ball.. At their table were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred 
Tubbs, Mrs. Charles Tuttle and Miss SalHe Maynard. 

January 16, 1915. 

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HELLMAXN. — The home of Mr. and Mrs. George w. Hellmann in 
Palo Alto was the scene of a pleasant dancing party last Saturday 
Qlng. The hosts were Roberta and Stuart Kallmann and Wheeler 
and Juard Thayer. 

MILLER.— Mm, c. O. O. Miller's dancing club, organized early this win- 
ter to acquire skill and grace in the late dances, had a meeting Wed- 
nesday night in the Italian room of the Hotel St. Frnneis. About fifty 
of the younger dancing pet enjoyed the evening. 

REQUA. — Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lawrence Requa gave a delightful dancing 
party recently in honor of their attractive young daughter, Miss Amy 
Requa. The affair was given at the Requa residence in the Pied- 
mont hills, and about thirty of the younger people, who are still In 
school, were among the guests. 

UNIVERSITY ASSEMBLY.— The second dance for the winter of the 
University Assembly is on this Saturday night, at Sorosis Club Hall. 

Dancing Club assembled Wednesday evening at the California Club 
on Clay street for a dance which was to have closed its season, but 
another affair of the kind has been planned. It will take place at the 
St. Francis Hotel on the evening of February 5th, and will be the 
fifth time that the members have met this winter. 

Y. M. H. A. — Several hundred guests will assemble this Saturday evening 
at the St. Francis Hotel, when the Young Men's Hebjrew Association 
will entertain at one of the most elaborate balls of the season. Its 
purpose is to raise money in order to carry on the work of the asso- 
ciation, the proceeds to be devoted only to social and educational 
expenses. Tickets may be procured at the St. Francis news-stand. 
Mrs. Moses Heller is chairman of the patronesses. 


MARX. — An elaborate wedding reception was held in the Palo Alto home 

of Professor C. D. Marx last week, following the marriage of Miss 

Dorothy Marx and Edward B. Sherwood. 
MURRAY". — Mrs. Arthur Murray was at home Tuesday afternoon at 

Fort Mason, and will hold a similar informal reception every Tuesday 

until the end of the month. 


KOHL. — One of the delightful affairs of the week will be this Saturday's 
concert, given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frederick Kohl 
at Easton. The concert is also In the nature of a benefit for the St. 
Francis Welfare League, of which Mrs. Kohl is president. 

RED CROSS. — Several hundred assembled Tuesday evening in the Colo- 
nial ballroom at the St. Francis Hotel for a concert given for the 
benellt of the San Francisco Chapter of the Red Cross. 


OFFICERS' CLT7B.— The matinee dances at the Officers' Club at the Pre- 
sidio have been resumed. The first of the new series was given 
Tuesday, and every Tuesday for the next few months one of these 
delightfully informal affairs will take place, 


.SCOTT.— The bridge club which Mrs. Henry T. Scott organized this win- 
ter to give a series of benefits to aid the British Red Cross was enter- 
tained by Mrs. Scott Wednesday night. The club meets every week, 
each member paying a dollar. This soon amounts to a nice little 
sum, which is sent to the Red Cross head in London. 


CURRAN. — Homer Curran was host at a theatre party Monday evening at 
the Orpheum. After the performance, supper was enjoyed at a down- 
town restaurant. 

VAN FLEET. — Miss Julia Van Fleet was the complimented guest Monday- 
evening at a theatre party given by Mrs. Ryland Wallace at the 
Columbia. Later supper was enjoyed at the St. Ft ■■: 

BABCOCK. — Mr. and Mrs. Harry BobCOOk are home again after a holiday 

visit with relatives in the East. 
DIGGS. — Miss Jane Diggs has arrived from her home in Sacramento, and 

is the guest of Miss Doris ECllgarU at her home in Pierce street, 
FOUTB. — Mrs. Robert Chester Foute and Miss Augusta E\>ute returned 

Tuesday From Kurope. having been »u1 seven months 

MORGAN. — A cordial welcome Is being extended to Mrs. Cosmo M 

Jr., who is here from I.os Angeles with her son. Mr. Cosmo M 

MOODY. — Mrs. Joseph Moody has returned from Riverside, where she 

has been spending the last two months. 
RTJD3BOUT. — Mrs. Norman Rldeout who has been in Sacramento as the 

guest of Mrs. Alden Anderson, has returned to her home in Van 

Ness avenue. 
ROSENSTOCK.— Mrs. S. R. Rosenstock and her daughter. Mrs. J. R. K 

Nuttall. are again occupying their home in Jackson street, after an 

absence of three months. 
WILBUR. —Miss Helen Wilbur has returned from the northern pan 

of the State, where she was visiting friends over the hollt 

BASSETT.— Miss Amy Kassett sailed Saturday for the Philippines 

she will visit at the home of Major and Mrs. Thomas Q. Ashbi 
DB QUTGNE.— Mr. and Mrs. Christian de Qulgne and Miss J 

left on Wednesday for Honolulu, and w | for the next two 

DILLINGHAM, a large contingent ■ at the dock Wed 

nesday with the sailing of the Wllhelmlna to bid be to Mr. 

and Mrs. Harold Dillingham, who are returning to their home 


KRUSI.-Mr. and Mrs. Herman Krusl, ac .,, , 

and Prlscllla Krusl. and Leroj Krusl, left Alameda chla i 
southern part of the State. 

MARTIN.— Mr. and Airs, Walter S. Martin left Sat nlng for 

Coronado, where they will be for the next fortnight. 

PETERS.— Mrs. John D. Peters and Miss Anns Peters left last week for 
their home in Stockton to remain a fortnight or Ion 

VULTE.— Mrs. Herman Trench Vulte departed Wednesday for San 
Diego to join her husband, Lieutenant Vulte, r. s. \\, who will be 
stationed in the southern city during the Exposition. 

WILLCUTT.— Dr. George Willcutt will leave thtS week for Boston to re- 
sume his medical studies. 

WYNN.— Cyril Wynn left Thursday for New Xork, an. I w hi be awaj al 

six weeks,* visiting various cities in the East 


ALAMEDA ASSEMBLY.— The Alameda Assembly will give its second 
dance of the season on the evening of January 22d, in the ballroom at 
the Adelphian Clubhouse. About two hundred people make up the 
personnel of the dancing club, and the dances are being given under 
the patronage of a group of prominent society matrons. 

BALDWIN.— Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Baldwin have returned from Easton, 
where they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. Frederick Kohl. 

BERTHEAU.— Miss Helen Bertheau is in Sonoma County, where she is 
a guest at the home of her sister and brother-in-law. Mr, and Mrs. 
John Fulton. 

CAROLAN.— Mrs. Francis Carolan has been heartily greeted on all sides 
since her return from New York. Mr. and Mrs. Carolan moved this 
week into their apartment at Stanford Court. 

CHAMBERLIN.— Willard Chamberlin returned to his home in Burlingame 
Sunday after a short trip to Seattle. 

CORONADO.— A number of well known people are planning to go to 
Coronado to attend the Chinese ball, which promises to be a brilliant 
affair. It will take place Tuesday evening at the Hotel del Coro- 
nado, which was the scene last year of a Persian ball, which eclipsed 
anything given in many seasons. 

COWLES*. — The first prize for original costume at the Auditorium ball— 
a handsome chatelaine bag with a diamond clasp — was won by Miss 
Helen Elizabeth Cowles, the daughter of Paul Cowles of Chicago, 
and formerly of San Francisco 

ELLICOTT.— Miss Priscilla Ellicott spent the week-end as the guest Of 
Mrs. Eleanor Martin at her home In Broadway. 

FLOOD.— Mrs. James I,. Flood has asked a number of her young friends 
to be her guests at the dansanl at the St Francis on Mondaj 

HOTAUNG.— Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Hotaling will leave the latter 
part of the month for Honolulu, and on their return will go to 

KAMPENGPETCH. — Princess Kampengpetch of Siam was a guest at the 
Fairmont dansant Friday In the party of Francesco de Ojeda and 
Countess Kalmar Csakay. 

LOWE. — Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Lowe, Sr.. are planning to pass the re- 
mainder of the winter in Santa Barbara. 

MARDI GRAS BALL.— The following eight girls of the younger set have 
been chosen to ill! the posts of ladies in waiting to Miss Anne Peters 
when she will reign as Queen of the MardJ Graf ball on the evening 
of February 16th: Misses Marie Louise Black. Beatrice Nickel, Phyllis 
de Young. Eernestlne McNear, Corennah dfi Pue, Gertrude Thomas, 
Leslie Miller. Gt kins. 

MILLER. — Lieutenant and Mrs. Alvin Miller, whose marriage was an 
event of November Mth, are being extei rtalned In Manila. 

where they will be stationed for the next year or two. 

MelXTYRE.- Lieutenant E. \V. Mclm i . I s \ (retired), spent the 
holida\ season with his relatives in Riv« 

OAKLAND ASSEMBLY.— Invitations have been issued for the Oakland 
Assembly, which, us usual, will be attended by a large number from 
this side of the bay. as well as the residents of Oakland. A] 
and Berkeley. The dates for this 3d, February 

20th. March 20th and April 17th. 

ORMART. — The Misses Marie and ' ince on 

Saturday. January 23d, in honor of Miss Luclle M I Rem! 

Sbarbom, entertaining at their home. 

OELRICHS. — Mrs. Herman Oelrlchs has definitely decided upon the end 
of February for her visit to this 

PAPER CHAS'K.- The ; ■: cb led the riders around the 

Spring Valley lakes, through several m i terminated 

on the beach, led h\ Van Blcklen 

as "hares." started out shortly bel k in the morning. Miss 

Gertrude O'Brien and Alfred Whlttell completed the run first. 

Miss Carnegie Row, who had planned to leave within a week 
or two for England, has de' i-arture until May. when It is 

to be hoped that conditions In Europe will offer a more encouraging 

ST. FRANCIS DANCE.— The next dance of the St. Francis subscription 
series is on Friday. January Z3d, thus bringing together about two 
hundred of the younger eton ami dinner parties 

precede it. Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Taylor giving the largest one. 

THOMAS. — Miss Ernestine MrNear and George Nickel will be the guests 
of honor at a dinner party whim Miss Gertrude Thomas is giving at 
the Fairmont Hotel on the ttA of this mom 
subscription ball at the Hotel St Francis. 

Two college students were arraigned before the magis- 
trate charged with hurdling the low spots in the road in their 
motor car. "Have you a lawyer?" asked the magistrate. "We 
are not going to have any lawyer," answered the elder of the 
students; "we've decided to tell the truth." — rV. V. Times. 



San Francisco News Letter 

January 16, 1915. 


Pantages. — Jas. J. Corbett, on tour of the world, and one of 
the best liked vaudeville artists in America, will top the show 
of eight exceptionally strong acts at the Pantages on Sunday. 
Corbett tells a routine of yarns with an assortment of punches 
in them that have won for him a name as a topnotcher in the 
ranks of classy monologists. With the star is one of the best 
balanced bills that Alexander Pantages has yet shown. Each 
act has been especially picked, with the minstrel de luxe girls, 
a quintet of dashing singing and dancing performers, as the 
extra attraction. Harold Holland and his comedy players will 
present a rip-roaring farce on the "Charley's Aunt" order, en- 
titled "He's Married Alright." The sketch is brimful of funny 
situations, with a whirlwind climax. Skipper, Kennedy and 
Reeves, one of them a ludicrous black faced fun maker, return 
with their inimitable singing imitations. The five Baltus 
Brothers, in hand to hand balancing feats, are another strong 
feature. Two bright looking maids are the Transfield sisters, 
who play on all sorts of musical instruments. Little Eva Lava, 
a child wonder in songs and dances, and a two reel Key- 
stone comedy, will round out the rest of the bill. 

* * * 

Orpheum. — There will be six new acts and only two hold- 
overs in the Orpheum bill next week. Alice Eis and Bert 
French will present an entirely new act styled "The Dance of 
the Temptress," which is said to completely eclipse all their 
previous terpsichorean efforts. Wellington Cross and Lois 
Josephine, the New York musical comedy stars, have just re- 
turned from London, where they had a most successful run at 
the Empire Theatre. Anna Chandler will introduce a splen- 
did repertoire of exclusive songs. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Barry 
will present the comedy skit, "The Rube." Alfred Wallenstein, 
the California boy 'cellist, will perform a most delightful 
series of soios. His accompanist will be Grace Adele Freebey, 
a composer of charming music. The Aerial Costas, a quartette 
of athletes, will present a startling and picturesque perform- 
ance. The Leo Zarrel! Company are dashing and daring gym- 
nasts, who present a number of novel and daring stunts. The 
remaining acts will be McKay and Ardine, and Joseph Santley, 
assisted by Ruth Randall and Josephine Kernell in their great 
hit, "A Touch of Musical Comedy." 
» * * 

Seventh Symphony Concert. — The San Francisco Symphony 
Orchestra will give the seventh subscription concert of its cur- 
rent season at the Cort Theatre, Friday afternoon, January 22d. 
Eleonora de Cisneros, mezzo-soprano, will be the soloist, and 
the program will include Carl Goldmark's pleasing symphony, 
"The Rustic Wedding;" Henry Hadley's tone-poem, "Sa- 
lome," after the tragedy by Oscar Wilde, which will be given 
for the first time in San Francisco; Saint-Saens' great aria, 
"Amour Viens Aider" from "Samson et Dalila," and Tschai- 
kowsky's glorious "Adieu Forets" from "Jeanne d'Arc." 

Goldmark's "Rustic Wedding" symphony made an extraor- 
dinary sensation when given its first production by the Phil- 
harmonic Orchestra at Vienna in 1876. Hans Richter directed, 
and the work attracted such attention that Leopold Damrosch 
brought it out the following year at the third concert of the 
Philharmonic Society of New York. Tickets will be ready Mon- 
day, January 18th, at the box offices of Sherman, Clay & Co., 
Kohler & Chase, and the Court Theatre. Mail orders with 
checks sent to Frank W. Healy, manager, filled now. 

* * * 

Columbia Theatre. — The charm of Henry Miller's production 
of the comedy, "Daddy Long-Legs," has permeated all of San 
Francisco, if one is to judge by the success attending this at- 
traction at the Columbia Theatre. It is a success of unusual 
proportions, amply evidenced by the fact that Gottlob, Marx 
& Company, the managers of the theatre, have induced the 
Eastern booking offices to re-arrange contracts for various at- 
tractions, so that Henry Miller and "Daddy Long-Legs" will 
remain at the Columbia Theatre for an additional two weeks. 
Still more interesting is the announcement that extra matinees 
will be given, and during the coming week there will be mati- 
nees on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Jean Webster's 
book was widely read in San Francisco, and the play will make 
a record quite as pronounced in its way as did the book. The 
third week of the engagement begins with Sunday night's per- 

Berkeley Oratorio Concert. — The Berkeley Oratorio Society, 
under the direction of Paul Steindorff, is preparing a great 
musical treat for local lovers of oratorio and modern music. 
On Thursday night, January 21st, at Harmon Gymnasium, there 
will be given Massenet's "Eve" and Mendelssohn's triumphant 
"Hymn of Praise." 

In the French example of the art of oratorio music, Mrs. 
Orrin Kip McMurray will sing the role of Eve, while Harold 
Pracht will intone the baritone measures assigned in the narra- 
tive to Adam. The part of the Narrator will be sung by Geo. 
C. Bowden, of the music department of the University of Cali- 
fornia, whose tenor voice, though accustomed to the most diffi- 
cult roles of oratorio, has not yet been heard in that connection 
in this community. In "The Hymn of Praise," the soprano 
roles will be sung by Mrs. Thomas Addison and Miss Leslie 

Sam Davis, one of the best known newspaper men of the 
older school in San Francisco, but who for some years past 
has been identified with other activities, is back among the 
fraternity as editor of "The Forty-Nine Appeal," official organ 
of the Forty-Nine Camp, which is one of the main attrac- 
tions in the Zone at the Panama-Pacific International Exposi- 
tion. The "Appeal" is the first specific Exposition paper to 
appear, and it is brimful of interesting items concerning the 
great world's fair, as well as reminiscences of the early days 
in California and breezy comment on current events. The 
"Appeal" is a very pleasing and readable little paper, and with 
Sam Davis at the helm it will undoubtedly be much in demand 
during the Exposition period. His inimitable pen would make 
a corpse giggle. 

The new maple dance floor in the center of the main 

cafe at Techau Tavern will be ready January 20th, on which 
date there will be a dinner dance commencing at eight o'clock. 
Mr. Robert Carville and Miss La Marr, late dancing stars of 
the musical comedy success, "The Tango Tea," have been en- 
gaged by the management and will appear in exhibition dances 
on this occasion. After the 20th, Mr. Carville and Miss La 
Marr will give exhibition dances every afternoon between four 
and five, and every evening after eight. In the evening, when 
not engaged in exhibition dancing, they will teach the newest 
ballroom dances to Tavern patrons, without charge. Mr. Car- 
ville will be pleased to dance with any lady, and Miss La Marr 
with any gentleman present. 

Interest due on Rock Island bonds January 1st, including 

the general mortgage 4's, was paid January 2d, as usual. In- 
terest on the debenture 5's will be paid on January 15th, when 
it falls due. 


By order of REFEREE and EXECUTORS we will of- 
fer at our salesroom, 20 MONTGOMERY STREET, 
MONDAY, JANUARY IS, 1915, at 12 O'Clock Noon. 
the following pieces of property : 

By order of G. H. UMBSEN, Sole Referee in Partition. 

Parcel No. J.— 1582-84-86-90 Post St., 25 :5 feet east of 
Laguna street, splendid income property, consisting of 2 
stores and 2 flats of 5 rooms and bath each ; rooms in rear 
of stores; cottage of 3 rooms; size of lot 51:8x95 feet. 

Parcel No. 2.— 1587-89-91 Post street and 568 Cedar 
avenue, 25:5 feet east of Laguna street, 2 frontages; Post 
street improvements consist of store, with 2 rooms and 2 
flats of 6-7 rooms and bath; improvements on Cedar ave. 
consist of a 2-story and basement house of 6 rooms and 
bath; size of lot, 25 :10xl20 feet; these two parcels will be 
sold separately to the highest bidder, subject to confir- 
mation by the Superior Court. 

G. H. UMBSEN, Sole Referee in Partition. 

3046-48-52 Mission street, just south of 26th street; 
future business property at the junction of four streets : 
65 :8 feet front by a depth of 125 feet. 

January 16, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 



The losses by fire in the United States and Canada during 
1914 aggregate $235,591,350, or nearly $11,000,000 more than 
the sum charged against the preceding year. This is the heav- 
iest. loss to property by fire during the history of the country, 
with three exceptions, namely: 1908, the year of the Chelsea 
and three other conflagrations; 1906, the year of the San Fran- 
cisco conflagration; and 1904, the year of the Baltimore con- 
flagration. The fire losses of 1914 were augmented by the 
Salem conflagration, costing $13,000,000, but averaged moder- 
ate until the last two months of the year, when the general 
burning ratio increased phenomenally. The destruction of 
property by fire during the year just past was widely distrib- 
uted throughout the country, all sections contributing their 
share, and it is notable that the property consumed was to a 
greater extent than usual that fully covered by insurance. This 
feature has by some been attributed to the economic depres- 
sion, on the theory that such condition has produced an in- 
crease in carelessness and a lack of supervision of the fire 
hazard in industrial plants the operation of which had become 
less profitable. 

* * * 

The committee appointed at the last meeting of the Life 
Underwriters' Association to arrange for and conduct the en- 
tertainment of the National Association at its twenty-sixth an- 
nual convention to be held in San Francisco next year held 
its second meeting recently, and decided to hold the conven- 
tion proper in the new Municipal Auditorium on account of its 
location in the hotel center. Lunches and other conveniences 
will be available, permitting all-day sessions, if desired. Presi- 
dent Charles C. Moore, of the Panama- Pacific International Ex- 
position has been invited to deliver the address of welcome on 
behalf of the Exposition, and Hon. James Rolph, Jr., Mayor of 
San Francisco, has been asked to extend a welcoming address 
in behalf of the city. The Rev. Frederick W. Clampett, rec- 
tor of Trinity Church, will deliver the invocation at the open- 
ing session and the benediction at the banquet. Sub-com- 
mittees have been appointed on banquet, souvenirs, hotel ac- 
commodations and various details, and the work of the com- 
mittee is being pursued so energetically as to give assurance 
that San Francisco's obligations will be fulfilled to the letter. 

* » » 

The International Peace Committee of the World's Insurance 
Congress as a part of the great international meeting of insur- 
ance people is assuming importance as an event in itself. Un- 
der the direction of Chairman David Starr Jordan, well known 
as the world's peace advocate, there promises to gather here 
during the World's Insurance Congress the greatest peace ad- 
vocates of the world. Those who have already accepted in- 
vitations to serve on the committee include Henry B. Hawley, 
President Great Western Accident; W. J. Bryan, Secretary of 
State; Jane Addams, Hull House; Prof. E. B. Krehbiel, Stan- 
ford University; Prof. Ira W. Howarth, University of Califor- 
nia; W. T. Fooster, President Reed College; Albert G. Bryant, 
Boston; Ernest H. Nichols, President Dartmouth College; W. 
L. Hathaway, Commissioner World's Insurance Congress; John 
C. Branner, President Stanford University; and Andrew Car- 

* • • 

The Insurance Club which is being organized as the clear- 
ance house of all entertainment for insurance men who will 
visit here next year, now has approximately one hundred and 
fifty members enrolled, and a meeting was called for January 
12th for the election of permanent officers and to decide upon 
location of club rooms. 

* » * 

The Superior Court at Los Angeles has denied the suit of the 
International Securities Company to enforce payment of a note 
given in payment for stock in that concern, the court holding 
that there had been mismanagement on the part of the directors 
of the company. 

H. R. Hunter, assistant manager of the Pacific Mutual, and 
L. B. Messier, agency manager for the West Coast Life, are 
slated for election as president and vice-president respectively 
of the San Francisco Life Underwriters' Association. 

* * * 

John W. Byrnes has been appointed special agent for the 
Western Assurance Company. His territory will be Southern 
California and the towns on the coast line between San Fran- 
cisco and Los Angeles. Headquarters are at Los Angeles. 

* * * 

No successor will be appointed to fill the vacancy made by 
the resignation of General Manager Stringham of the Conti- 
nental Life. President Hagenbarth and Superintendent of 

Agencies Helser will discharge the duties of the office. 

* * * 

L. R. Weinmann, member of the San Francisco law firm of 
Weinmann, Wood & Cunha, and a son of Louis Weinmann, sec- 
retary of the Fireman's Fund, has been elected to the office of 
Justice of the Peace for Alameda, Cal. 

* * * 

Vice-President James Wyper, of the Hartford Fire, has been 
named chairman of the Executive Committee of the Eastern 

St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co. 

Growth of the Company in Periods of Ten Years 

1865. Company Organized with J75.000.00 Cash Capital. 

Jan. 1. 1870, Total Assets, $ 285.546.52 Net Surplus. $ 32.865.44 

1880, " " 857.681.48 " " 166,376.01 

1890, " " 1,713.904.60 " " 610,697.88 

1900. " " 2,450,696.11 " " 664.367.71 

" 1910, " " 6,286,457.76 " " 1.641,624.42 

1911. " " " " 2.046,641.40 

1912. " ■' 8,032,864.6:1 " " 2.319,402.79 

1913. " " 8,785. 318.S5 " " 2.851,370 77 
July 1, 1914. " " 10,249,327.20 " " 2,963,856.58 

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San Francisco News Letter 

January 16, 1915. 

Fashion's Fads and Frills 

The separate waist is an established custom. Not neces- 
sarily the plain or tailored waist, but the dainty, dress affair 
of net, lace, chiffon, silk, batiste, fine linen or voile. These 
waists are made in various ways, from the simple waist of all 
one fabric to the one developed in two or more. 

One fascinating French waist of white crepe de Chine 
trimmed in black was made with a vest in the front of finely 
hand-tucked white chiffon. The sleeve, although set in to the 
armhole very plainly, seemed a little fuller through the arm 
than the sleeves we have had recently. A deep cuff finished 
the bottom of the sleeves. A round collar, which was wired to 

stand up in the back and 
came to a slight V in the 
neck, was used on the 
waist. The only trimming 
was a border of black crepe 
de Chine cut in a Grecian 
square pattern and applied 
by hand to the collar, cuffs, 
and down the outer edge 
of the vest. 

Although the waists with 
the small armholes seem to 
be very popular there are 
to be seen waists with the 
raglan armhole, and very 
handsome waists they are. 
One made with these rag- 
lan sleeves and a surplice 
front was developed in 
finely tucked net. 

Accompanying the sepa- 
rate waist is the separate 
skirt, usually a suit skirt. 
It is made in various ways, 
usually to correspond with 
the jacket it is to go with. 
With the advent of wider 
skirts, they are made, as a 
rule, circular or gored. The 
yoked skirts have also been 
having quite a vogue — the 
yokes cut straight arou; - .;; 
and in points on the hips or 
in the front, giving a wide 
variety in the development 
of skirts and helpful sug- 
gestions for the making 
over of skirts. 

Although made up in the 
same material, the model 
used for the second illustra- 
tion shows a smart model 
for the separate waist and 
skirt. The waist is called 
the Elsie Poiret waist, be- 
cause introduced by Poiret's 
sister. It is often made in 
silk and worn with skirts ol 
a different material and 
color. The skirt shows the 
close-fitting line with the 
attached circular flounce, which gives width and flare to the 
lower edge of the skirt. 

The model in one material is developed in covert c'ol'.T, 
which is by far the most popular material now on the m 
It is shown developed into one-piece dresses, suits and cos 
Aside from fur, braid is the most popular of the u I 
trimmings. Narrow Hercules is used to bind edges, and the 
wide Hercules for banding on the bottom of tunics, skirts and 
jackets. The most practical and popular of the braids, how- 
ever, are the narrow soutache braids. These are used for 
braiding designs on coats, jackets, skirts and dresses. Several 
rows of it are used for banding in place of the wide Hercu'es 

A Simple Evening Frock of 
Chiffon and Taffeta. 

Buttons are also used to a great extent as trimming. The 
round bone buttons are very good, as well as the cloth covered 
buttons, to match the dress or suit they are worn upon. Many 
of the covert cioth suits and dresses are trimmed with ball 
buttons covered with the covert. The buttonholes are bound 
instead of buttonholed with matching silk. 

In the first illustration is an evening frock of delightfully 
simple lines. The bodice is partly of chiffon and partly of 
taffeta. The upper or yoke portion of the skirt is of taffeta, 
while the skirt is of bordered chiffon. Developed in shell- 
pink or apricot color the dress is very charming, as well 
as in white, light green or 
canary color. The dress 
might be developed attrac- 
tively in charmeuse, with 
the bodice partly of char- 
meuse and partly of lace or 

Children's clothes are 
following somewhat the 
outline of their mothers' 
and elder sisters'. The 
skirts are being made fuller 
and instead of being cut 
straight up and down, are 
cut with a little flare. The 
waistline is creeping up, 
and in some dresses has 
reached the Empire line, 
which is coming in for 
mother as well. 

Simplicity in fabric is 
the order of the day for the 
younger generation. Fancy 
little party dresses are 
sometimes made of silk or 
chiffon, but usually of fine 
batiste, linen or net. The 
trimming on the finest of 
dresses is usually hand- 
embroidery and a very lit- 
tle fine lace. Irish crochet 
and filet lace are both used 
a great deal for children's 
dresses, especially when 
combined with hand-em- 

In children's outdoor ap- 
parel there is no smarter 
way of clothing a child 
than with coat made in 
some simple but stylish 
material. Old rose broad- 
cloth was used for a stun- 
ning child's coat. It was 
made Empire, with cuffs 
and high collar of fox. The 
hat was made of the old 
rose broadcloth, with a 
band of the fur around the 
crown and a bunch of silk 
balls in harmonizing shades 

of old rose on one side. The elastic which held the hat on was 
run through narrow ribbon the same shade as the broadcloth. 

To go with these little suits are cunning little muffs made 
of the same fabric as the coat and hat, and trimmed with the 
same fur used upon the other garments. These are a very 
stylish addition to the little coat suits and one which is usu- 
ally enthusiastically welcomed by the small girl. 

The modes of dressing a little girl's hair depend greatly 
upon the hair itself. If it is curly it is comparatively easy to 
find some becoming way to dress it. At present curly hair is 
tied at the back of the top of the head, the curls falling down 
the back. The bobbed hair is not as fashionable as it was, 
but there is no prettier way of fixing the hair of the small girl 

In Covert Cloth Comes a Short 
Jumper-Waist and Full Skirt 

January 16, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 


who has straight hair, especially if there is not enough of it to 
form a nice braid. However, many mothers with straight- 
haired little girls are tying the hair in the same way as the 
child with curly hair, the only difference being that extra pains 
is taken in brushing the hair thoroughly each time the little 
girl is dressed. 


Probably few realize how stupendous was the task that con- 
fronted Thornwell Mullally when he was selected to arrange 
the auditorium dedication ball. With the date of the event only 
a month ahead, he had much more to do than merely conceive 
and execute the details of the ball itself. The interior of the 
Auditorium lacked much in completion, and some of the 
streets adjacent to the structure were impassable. He had be- 
fore him the problem of getting the building in shape for the 
ball and all the approaches to it in perfect condition flor pedes- 
trian and vehicular use before January 9th, in addition to the 
planning and direction of every detail of preparation for what 
he had determined to make the greatest social function in San 
Francisco's history. 

The seating, lighting and heating arrangements of the build- 
ing had to be rushed; there was the dance floor to smooth and 
polish, the checking facilities must be prepared, the refresh- 
ment rooms had to be in readiness — in other words, the entire 
interior equipment had to be installed in one short month. 
Ushers, ticket-sellers, door-keepers and other attaches must 
be engaged and trained, interior decorations attended to, wire- 
less telegraphy and telephonic communication established. 

In addition to expediting the work of street grading and pav- 
ing, the handling of traffic had to be prepared for, the ticket- 
selling campaign organized and conducted, and the interest 
of all elements of the community enlisted by means of pub- 
licity. All these things, and many others aiming to promote 
the ball's success, were directed by a single head — Thorn- 
well Mullally's. 


A French correspondent who is in close touch with the 
French Government writes us from Paris that France is pre- 
paring a nice little surprise for Germany which will be sprung 
early in May. This surprise consists of a new gun that is far 
superior to the mighty siege guns used by the Teutons at 
Liege and Antwerp. A large number of these new French guns 
have been completed, and enough of them for the complete 
destruction of every fort in the grosse Vaterland will be ready 
for action about the beginning of May. 

Vast quantities of ammunition are being turned out for 
these guns, enough to insure against shortage of powder and 
shells for more than a year. In addition to this ammunition, 
the private industry of Paris alone is turning out every day 
50,000 shells for the French three-inch guns, and the Govern- 
ment plants produce close to 200,000 shells daily, some of 
which are promptly despatched to the front and the remainder 
stored up for emergencies. 

A chemical process has been discovered by Charles Marcham 
of Portland, Or., whereby the wastes of wood pulp factories 
are rendered absolutely harmless and may be turned into the 
streams without working injury to the fishing industry. It has 
long been complained that these wastes killed off the fish in 
California and Oregon, and it has even been threatened 
to close down the pulp factories unless some other means of 
disposing of the wastes were devised. Mr. Marcham's dis- 
covery will enable the pulp factories to continue in business 
without injuring the fish industry. Mr. Marcham is at present 
experimenting with another problem, which is nothing less 
than to extract from the wood pulp wastes a substance which 
will yield the manufacturers even greater profits than the pulp 
industry itself. The nature of this substance is for the time 
being a secret with the inventor. If he is successful, his dis- 
covery should put him in the millionaire class. 

Visitor (at seance) — I want to talk with Mr. Brown. At- 
tendant — What Mr. Brown? Visitor — I can not remember his 
first name, but he is only lately deceased. Attendant (for- 
merly a department store worker) — Please show the gentleman 
some of the latest shades of Browns. — Harper's Weekly. 

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Advices received in Genova from Germany set forth 

that copper, owing to the great demand and the limited supply. 
is now selling in the empire for 2,500 marks ($625) a ton. A 
fair price in the United States for copper would be $300 a ton. 

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San Francisco News Lett 


January 16, 1915. 


Not with the idea of extending charity, but with a definite 
purpose of offering means by which the gravest part of the 
problem of the unemployed might be solved, the San Francisco 
"Chronicle" in a recent issue announced it would publish "Help 
Wanted" advertisements free of charge. The "Help Wanted" 
columns of the paper were thrown open to those who had 
steady employment to offer, to those who could give a day's 
work, to those who had washing to be done, a house to be 
cleaned — in fact, these columns of the paper were transformed 
into an open emporium where all residents might, without 
charge, tell of the work, big or small, which they desired to 
have performed and for which they were willing to pay. 

The experiment started by the "Chronicle" has now been 
in progress sufficiently long to demonstrate its worth. Each 
day the "Help Wanted" list in the "Chronicle" has grown; 
each day the letters pouring in in response to these advertise- 
ments has increased, and each day there has been more and 
more men and women finding employment through the medium 
of the "Chronicle." 

The plan originated by the "Chronicle" has been proved 
practicable, and has already accomplished much toward solv- 
ing the unemployed problem. Its success has been especially 
great because it eliminates the tinge of charity. 


Carroll Cook, former Superior Judge and one of the most 
distinguished attorneys of San Francisco, succumbed to Bright's 
disease at his home in this city on January 8th after a year's ill- 
ness. Judge Cook was born in San Francisco on January 15, 
1855, and would thus have celebrated his sixtieth birth anni- 
versary a week after death came. He was educated at George 
Bates' University School, the Boys' High School, St. Ignatius 
College, St. Augustine Military College at Benita, and Union 
College, Schenectady, N. Y., from which he was graduated in 
1874. In the same year he was admitted to the New York bar, 
and the following year to the San Francisco bar, forming a 
partnership with John L. Murphy, afterwards City Attorney, 
which lasted for two years. In 1884 he was appointed First 
Assistant United States Attorney, which office he held until 
1888, when he formed a partnership with John E. Foulds. He 
continued to practice until 1897, when he was elected Judge of 
the Superior Court. He was re-elected in 1903. Upon the 
termination of his second term he went into partnership with 
his brother, William Hoff Cook. Both as an attorney and as 
a judge he was identified with many celebrated cases. Judge 
Cook is survived by a widow, two daughters, his mother (now 
eighty-one years old), two brothers and two sisters, all of 
whom, with the exception of one brother in Chicago, reside in 
San Francisco and Alameda County. 

The wife of General Metzinger, a distinguished French 

officer, whose son, a captain in the army, was recently wounded, 
was traveling from Switzerland to Lorraine. She overheard a 
conversation between two German officers during a rain-storm. 
One said: "Oh, I left my umbrella at a hotel in Paris." The 
other replied: "Never fear; you will be able to go and get it 
next week." "Pray do not trouble yourself," interrupted Mme. 
Metzinger; "my son, who is a captain in the French army, 
will undertake to bring it to Berlin himself.'" — Chicago Tri- 

A small boy seated on the curb by a telegraph pole, with 

a tin can by his side, attracted the attention of an old gentle- 
man who happened to be passing. "Going fishing?" he in- 
quired, good-naturedly. "Nope," the youngster replied; "take 
a peek in there." An investigation showed the can to be partly 
filled with caterpillars of the tussock moth. "What in the 
world are you doing with them?' "They crawl up trees and 
eat off the leaves." "So I understand." "Well, I'm fooling a 
few of them." "How?" "Sending 'em up this telephone pole." 

Eastern banks are offering 6 per cent gold notes of the 

government of the Argentine nation. $5,000,000 series A, due 
December 15, 1915, at 100 and interest, to yield 6 per cent; 
$5,000,000 series B, due December 15, 1916, at 99i/ 2 and in- 
terest, to yield 6V 4 per cent; and $5,000,000 series C, due De- 
cember 15, 1917, at 99V] and interest, to yield 6% per cent. 


My love to me is cold, 

And no more seeks my gaze; I wonder why! 
The smile of welcome that I loved of old 

No longer lights her eye. 

One little week ago 

I asked no surer guide than Cupid's chart; 
I said : "Your eyes reveal the depths below, 
And I can read your heart." 

She let her shy gaze fall. 

And smiling asked : "Is then my face a screed, 
My brow an open love letter, where all 

The world my thoughts may read?" 

Said I: "The world, I'll vow, 

Is blind! Myself alone may see the signs, 
And know the message written on your brow; 

I read between the lines." 

My dear to me is cold; 

Gone somewhere is the lovelight from her eye; 
And, when our ways meet, stately she doth hold 

Her course. I wonder why. 

— Punch. 


A substantial evidence of appreciation was that received at 
Christmas time by Edward P. Fish & Son, general agents for 
the State of California for the Midland Casualty Company of 
Chicago, in the form of a beautiful sterling silver loving cup. 
Upon the cup was the following inscription: "To E. P. Fish & 
Son from Midland Casualty Company, Christmas, 1914. A 
Token of Weil-Earned Esteem." Messrs. Fish & Son have so 
skillfully and successfully managed the affairs of the Midland 
in this State during the past two years as to win golden honors 
in the insurance field. Their plate glass and burglary depart- 
ments have already been developed into a very valuable asset 
in the company's affairs. 

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By R. R. l'Hommedieu. 

Cooper Wins San Diego Race 

Earl Cooper in his Stutz car won the San Diego road race 
over the Point Loma course. 

It was a most trying contest, as can be seen from the poor 
time made and the fact that so many cars were put out of 

* * * 

May Govern Jitney 'Buses 

In answer to an inquiry from the Mayor of Santa Monica, the 
secretary of the Railroad Commission has made the statement 
that no clause of the public utilities act can be construed as 
placing the regulation of passenger carrying automobiles under 
the authority of the Railroad Commission. The term "common 
carrier," as used throughout the act does not include auto- 
mobiles. Individual municipalities will therefore have the 
power to place such regulations as they shall see fit upon the 

jitney 'bus. 

* * * 

Pure Gasoline 

The recommendation that dealers in gasoline and other petro- 
leum products in the city be required to procure a city license to 
do business was made to the city council by C. A. Blackmar, 
city oil inspector. That the licensing of these dealers is the 
only effective means that can be employed to prevent the sale 
of adulterated gasoline and kindred products in the city was 
the declaration of Mr. Blackmar. 

Full Measure Hereafter 

The days of the gasoline pirate in California are over. The 
"short changers" are to be scourged from their garages by the 
hand of the law. The "golden days," when three quarts of 
gasoline from a self-paying pump made a gallon, are ended. 

Automobile owners may find their gasoline purchases a bit 
diluted hereafter, but they will always be given full measure. 

The reason? Because Charles G. Johnson, State Superin- 
tendent of Weights and Measures, issued recently a sweeping 
order to the department dealers to swoop down and condemn 
every gasoline measuring pump or device that shows an in- 
clination to cheat. The campaign was inaugurated in Sacra- 
mento, with the result that several garages lost their measuring 
apparatus. A repetition of the short change practice, Superin- 
tendent Johnson informed the dealers, would result in criminal 


* • • 

Autocar Captures De Wet 

"During the past week or so the daily papers have, naturally, 
been giving many details of the capture of De Wet, but promi- 
nence has not always been given to the fact that Colonel Britz. 
in giving particulars of the capture, declared that the feat was 
only possible owing to the cars which co-operated with the 
horsemen in the chase," says a writer in the "English Autocar. 

"It has not always been mentioned either that the motor 
chase of the rebel was not strictly military. That is to say, it 
was organized by the Transvaal Automobile Club, and, al- 
though, of course, it was directed by Captain Bullock and par- 
ticipated in by the military forces, yet the getting together of 
the cars and their drivers — in almost every case their owners — 
was the work of the Transvaal Automobile Club. 

"It is extraordinary how in this world war organizations 
hitherto devoted entirely to peaceful ends have been turned to 
such useful account in warfare. In fact, the whole motor in- 
dustry and movement is one which has been bred in peace, and 
it is only very recently that its importance in warfare has been 

recognized; indeed, it was not recognized to anything like the 
full extent till the great conflagration had actually broken out 
and been in progress for some time. 

"Many have, naturally, asked themselves whether the elusive 
De Wet of the Boer War might not have been captured by 
motor cars at that time just as he was recently. It is quite a 
natural question, but we doubt very much whether it would 
have been feasible twelve years ago. Probably, had there been 
enough cars, even the then unreliable machines and tires would 
have worn down the horsemen just as they did, but at that time 
the man who had suggested driving motor car over the veldt 
would have been looked upon as a hopeless lunatic. 

"It is, of course, well to bear in mind that the successful cap- 
ture of the rebel was only accomplished with a very large 
fleet. Many cars were stranded in the sand, and could only be 
got out one by one as horse transport could be arranged for the 
purpose; indeed, it is suggested, though we do not know with 
how much truth, that some of them will never be retrieved, but 
will be left stranded in the sand in which they sank. In this 
country of distances all things are possible; but we should im- 
agine, nevertheless, that the majority, if not all, of the stranded 
cars will be recovered, though, as some of them are in remote 
parts of the country, and a long way from horse transport, 
they may not be worth the expense of getting out." 

One on the Jitney Bus 

How the jitney bus drivers were cleverly buncoed recently 
when they were doing a thriving trade taking passengers to the 
Pasadena rose tournament was gleefully related about the 
streets of Pasadena. The drivers, who were on the high road 
to wealth as a result of their enterprise, were all held up at 
Columbia street and Fair Oaks avenue, and compelled to pay 
the motorcycle officers a tax of $3 before they were allowed to 
continue into Pasadena. 

Some of the drivers, a trifle more foxier than their fellow- 
drivers, took their trouble to the Pasadena police, who were 
unable to unravel it for them. Then they went to South Pasa- 
dena, still contending that they had already paid a city tax 
which entitled them to take passengers where they pleased. 

The South Pasadena officials had sent no emissaries of the 
law to collect a tax, and gradually it came to the energetic 
'busmen that they had been easy marks for some clever crooks, 
of whom there has been found no trace. The tournament glory 
was dimmed for the jitney men for the rest of the day, and the 
sunshine was obscured entirely after they learned how they 
had been duped. 

* * * 

Bulck Record 

It is not often that the middle of winter is the time chosen to 
lower automobile speed records over a road course 174 miles 
long in any part of the country, and when the account of the 
lowering of such a record comes from the Pacific Northwest, 
which is generally supposed to be storm-bound at this time of 
year, it is almost beyond belief. The fact remains, however, 
that an automobile carrying five people traveled 174 miles from 
Seattle, Wash., to Vancouver, B. C, in five hours and twenty- 
seven minutes' running time, and made the return trip in five 
hours and thirty minutes' running time. 

* * • 

Demand Ride In Police Motor Bus 

It is probable that prisoners of the city incarcerated in the 
Fresno county jail will sign a petition demanding to be taken 
to and from police court in the new motor patrol. The "wagon" 
has caused considerable comment at the jail, and prisoners 
forced to walk to court recently, as usual protested to Court 
Bailiff Davis. It is not probable that the custom of walking 
the prisoners to court will be changed, however. Many morn- 
ings the number is so great that it would necessitate two trips 
of the patrol to transport them from jail to court. 

* * * 

Use Weed Chains 

The Gray Taxicab Company, who are now in operation, have 
decided to equip every car in its service with Weed Grips, and 
not only that, but are advocating their use, which will be seen 
by the fact that the advertisements for the taxicabs state that 
they are "Safe. Swift, Comfortable. Every car equipped with 
Weed Chains." 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 16, 1915. 

Harmon Car In Wonderful Test 

With clock-like regularity and running as sweetly as at the 
start, the Marmon "Forty One" touring car flashed past the 
thousand mile mark on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway re- 
cently, establishing a new and wonderful record of perform- 
ance. The actual running time for the thousand miles was 
18 hours, 6 minutes, 49.3 seconds, an average of 55.25 miles 
per hour. 

As the car sped past the thousand mile mark at faster than 
60 miles an hour, it was given the signal to continue, and rec- 
ords were taken up to 1,030 miles. At this mark the average 
elapsed time, including all stops, for the entire distance, was 
20 hours, 32 minutes, an average of 50.2 miles per hour. 

Between the hundred and hundred and tenth mile, over an 
hour was lost by the fuel lines freezing, and the elapsed time 
average dropped to 33.4 miles per hour. 

After this the car was pitted in a constant battle against 
the elements for over nine hundred miles. At close to a sixty 
mile an hour average it sped into the wintry blasts, and hour 
after hour, and hundred after hundred of miles, brought the 
elapsed time average up to 40 and 45, and finally above 50 
miles per hour. 

The performance of this car with full equipment, carrying 
two passengers and with windshield raised, cannot be ade- 
quately pictured. At all times during the 500 mile run the first 
day and the 530 miles on the second day, the temperature was 
at from ten to twenty degrees below freezing. 

After covering 500 miles, this wonderful car made the final 
530 miles in 9 hours, 42 minutes, 42.6 seconds, elapsed time — 
an average speed of 57.7 miles per hour. 

And after 900 miles, after 16 hours of battle against time 
and the elements, and every test to search out the slightest 
weakness, this car covered its last hundred miles at an average 
of 61.1 miles per hour. The next to the last lap was made at 
an average of 63.3 miles per hour. 

The car used was the same Marmon "41" which established 
an hour record of 62.89 miles per hour with top and wind- 
shield up, carrying five passengers, on the Speedway the week 
previous. The same tires which went through the previous 
test and have been used on other occasions, were on the wheels, 
and but two tire changes were necessary. No special racing 
lugs were used on the tires, this equipment being regular touring 
car stock equipment. There was absolutely no mechanical 
trouble, with the single exception of a valve spring broken 
on the 337th lap. The entire test was timed by the Speedway 
electrical timing device under the direction of John Cox, Theo- 
dore Myers, Fred Wellman and Henry Knippenberg. F. E. 
Edwards and Chester S. Ricker, technical representatives of 
the A. A. A. and Indianapolis Speedway, had charge of the en- 
tire test. 

"In perfect condition" was the verdict of the technical ex- 
perts who officially examined every detail of the car after the 
test. "Ready to do thousands of miles more of record break- 
ing," was the comment of F. E. Edwards, A. A. A. Technical 
Representative. Can more be said for design, materials, manu- 
facture or equipment? 

Summary of Official Time and Averages Marmon "41" Thou- 
sand Mite Test. Prepared by A. A. A. Officials, 
Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

Running Time 

Miles — Hr. Min. Sec. Average 

100 1 54 50.8 52.3 

200 3 57 37.0 50.6 

300 6 01 26.3 49.95 

400 7 49 27.4 49.45 

500 9 34 30.8 52.45 

600 11 19 47.5 53.00 

700 12 53 53.4 54.40 

800 14 45 44.9 54.25 

900 16 27 27.3 54.80 

1000 18 06 49.3 55.25 

1030 18 35 52.1 55.55 

Elapsed Time 

Miles — Hr. Min. Sec. Average 

100 1 58 25.8 50.7 

200 4 54 14.0 40.75 

300 7 07 50.3 42.25 

400 9 01 51.4 44.3 

500 10 49 17.8 46.35 

600 12 38 27.5 47.45 

700 14 29 23.4 48.35 

800 16 15 35.9 49.20 

900 18 23 34.3 48.95 

1000 20 02 56.3 49.90 

1030 20 31 59.1 50.2 

Total time spent at pits, 1 hr., 56 min., 7 sec. 

Fastest lap, No. 210 (1,020 miles), time, 2:21.4; average, 

63.7 miles per hour. 

Last 530 miles, Friday, in 9 hrs., 42 min., 42.6 sec; average 

elapsed time, 57.7 miles per hour. 

Average for last 100 miles, 61.1 miles per hour. 
» * * 

Goodrich Tire* and the War 

The breaking out of the war in Europe made something of 
a disturbance for a time among our French and English 
friends. Arthur Lumsden, of the French organization, tells this 
story of what happened when the trouble began : 

"Our men had been paid as usual at noon on the Saturday 
France mobilized her army. At 4:30 o'clock the notices were 
issued putting the nation on a war basis. As our pay list is 
made up on Wednesday evening, arrangements were made for 
the cashier to be at the office on Sunday morning at five o'clock, 
in order that the men who were going to the front could collect 
their arrears in wages. In this way, every man who left our 
works to go on active service went away fully paid. 

"On Monday morning we found that we had eighty men who 
were not eligible for active service. These men included most 
of those engaged in the band tire department. According to a 
previous arrangement with the French Government, this depart- 
ment went under military control automatically, and we were 
put under an obligation to produce certain quantities of tires 
for army trucks. 

"Practically our entire stock of tires, both at the factory 
and at the Paris stores, was requisitioned by the Government. 
These tires were left in our hands, but could not be sold to 
the public, the army having the right to call for them at a 
moment's notice and pay for them according to a pre-estab- 
lished tariff, which is practically the price paid by dealers. 
There was no interruption in the production of band tires for 
trucks, but practically all we produced was taken up by the 


• * » 

Cole Cars Coming In Bunches 

Plans for the greatest transcontinental tour in the history 
of motoring have been mapped out by an Indianapolis motor 
car builder of wide repute, and through his efforts, it is be- 
lieved, the year 1915 will see hundreds of automobile owners 
traversing the United States to San Francisco and San Diego. 

J. J. Cole, president of the Cole Motor Car Company, is the 
originator of this transcontinental tour for Cole owners to the 
Pacific Coast. In this work he is receiving the co-operation of 
the officials of both the San Francisco and San Diego Expo- 
sitions, and also the aid of the various highway and good roads 
Associations throughout the country. Twenty Cole owners al- 
ready have signified their intention of making the trip. 


6 Passenger Sedan— fcU-Vi 
"Six-Thirty" Franklin Roadster, Touring Cars and Enclosed Models 

You can see the Franklin here now. Limited number for 
quick delivery. Come see the car on our floor. 


416-420 25TH STREET 

1635-1645 CALIFORNIA ST. 

January 16, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 


New Federal Truck 

A new model Federal truck has just been received by the 
Pacific Kissel-Kar branch, local distributers. 

The new truck is an addition to the standard models which 
the Federal factory has been making ever since the factory 
was started. It is known as the worm-drive chassis. 

In speaking of the latest arrival, Paul S. Nichols, the head 
of the truck department, says : "The Federal factory, now that 
it has thoroughly established its reputation for building a truck 
that is a profitable investment for the user, has turned its at- 
tention to the worm-drive commercial vehicle. 

"There is a demand for this kind of truck, and the Federal 
factory officials, after thoroughly testing out the new model, 
now offer to the public a truck that they feel will be as satis- 
factory as has been their chain drive truck. 

"They are not going to discontinue the building of the chain 
drive vehicle, but are merely adding the worm-drive to the 
models they will hereafter build. 

"In the new model the transmission and motor units are sepa- 
rate. That is. the transmission is apart from the motor. An- 
other refinement is a new two-ton capacity axle of the finest 
make, especially built to withstand heavy strain. There is also 
a new design to be seen in the brakes. All service brakes are 
enclosed in steel drums. All the working parts are more than 

"The first of the worm-driven models has been delivered to 
the Van Arsdale-Harris Lumber Company, which makes the 
fourth Federal truck that this firm has purchased, all of which 
are now in active service. 

"There are several more of the worm-drive models on the 
road bound for this city to take care of the heavy delivery de- 
mands that will be experienced when the Exposition opens." 

* * * 

Farmers Big Buyers 

"The man of the country is going to be the best buyer of 
motor cars this year, especially the early part of the season," 
says C. D. Rand of the Simplex and Mercer Pacific Coast 

"Recently we sold two Mercer roadsters to W. G. Stephens 
and F. L. Mattei of Woodland, and last week toured to that 
town to see how the business prospects in that locality looked 

"I was more than surprised to find that the farmers of that 
section feel that they have an assured season; one that, with or- 
dinary conditions, will be the best that has been recorded in 
the farming history of the State. 

"What struck me most forcibly was how 'motor wise' they 
are. While a vast number of popular-priced cars will be sold 
in the outlying districts, there will, however, be more high 
priced cars sold to the farmers this year than ever before. 

"The farmer, like the city man, has come to realize that it is 
cheaper in the end to buy a good high grade car, something that 
will bring a price when he wants a new one, than to buy a car 
that is likely to be followed by high cost of upkeep, and in the 
end will be a drug on the market and not attractive as a second 
hand car when he wants to realize on it." 


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San Francisco News Letter 

January 16, 1915. 

Brlcoe Light Car 

"There is no denying the fact that the light car has come to 
stay," says John H. Eagal, of the Pacific Kissel-Kar branch. 

"There is a demand for a car that is between the regular au- 
tomobile and the motorcycle. When this demand first became 
apparent, there was offered to the public a car that leaned 
more to the motorcycle. This in a very short time proved to 
be unable to meet the demands, and the thoughts of the build- 
ers turned more to the regular automobile. 

"Among those who appreciated this growing demand was 
Benjamin Briscoe. It was Briscoe who, with David Buick, first 
built the Buick car. Then with J. D. Maxwell, Briscoe built 
the first Maxwell, and controlled it when it made its reputa- 
tion. To-day Briscoe is placing on the market the Briscoe car 
in the light car class. It is all car; it has no shortcomings, and 
is as advanced as the highest priced car on the market. 

"The experienced motor car owner has found out that it is 
an expensive proposition to use a heavy, high-powered car 
around the city. The same can be said of the car used in the 
country or in suburban districts where a car is needed for 
business or short runs in the neighborhood. 

"The scope of the light car is increasing in California with 
the building of better highways, and it will not be long before 
it will serve for all purposes for the man that cannot afford to 
run the more expensive upkeep car. 

"The most striking feature of the Briscoe car is the French 
chassis, French body lines designed by Carrousserie Interna- 
tionale of Paris, 107 inch wheel base, sunken headlight, electric 
lights, silent electric starter, full floating rear axle, left-hand 
control, one-man top, clear-vision windshield, three point sus- 
pension, safety-first brakes, high-tension magneto, L-head type 
motor, long stroke high speed motor, cylinders 3 1-5 by 5 1-8 
inches, transmission unit with motor, and extra long, new alloy 
steel springs. 

"We are now receiving these cars in quantity, and are sup- 
plying our agents throughout our territory with their demon- 
strators. We have shipped a number already to Schuman Car- 
riage Company of Honolulu, to be delivered in the Islands." 
* » * 


"Standardizing is the watchword of the automobile accessory 
manufacturer of to-day," says Walter C. Chanslor, of Chans- 
lor & Lyon Company. 

"This was never more marked than at the present time. The 
reduction in price of high grade motor car accessories at the be- 
ginning of the month proves this fact. 

"Manufacturers have had to pay back for their plants. That 
the time has arrived when they have charged off this expense 
like any other well conducted concern is evidenced by the offer- 
ing of their products at a more attractive figure. 

"The result has been that since the first of the year trade has 
picked up in a most flattering way. Owners of motor cars now 
find it cheaper to replace their equipment with new articles 
than to have the old repaired. 

"This increased trade shows that there is not the tightness of 
money that some people are trying to make the public believe. 
If times were hard, motor car owners would not be buying ac- 
cessories. The trade in San Francisco is better than it is any- 
where else on the coast. 

"To keep abreast of the times, Phil Lyon is now at the big 
shows to see if the manufacturers have anything to offer that 
the owners of California need." 

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Automobile Work a Specialty. American or Foreign 'art 

A Full Line of Parts and Accessories, Also Hand-Made Oil-T.-mpered 

Springs Always on Hand 



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If you want to eliminate smoke and carbon 
If you want to reduce your oil expense 

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530 Golden Gate Avenue 

San Francisco, Cal. 

Phone Sutter 300 

Pacific Sightseeing Co., Prop. 



Commercial Trucks 
A Specialty 


The attention of owners of pleasure cars living In San Mateo 
County Is called to the convenience of this Garage to Third 
and Townsend Street Depot. 




Fire, Theft and Transportation 

While anywhere In United States, Canada and Europe 


PACIFIC BRANCH — 301 California Street 

Telephone Sutter 3010 

San Francisco 

Tips to Automobilists 


The News Letter recommends the following garages, hotels and supply 

houses. Tourists will do well to cut this list out and keep It as a guide: 

MILPITAS.— AUTO SUPPLIES. Electric welding. Complete machine 
shop. Expert mechanics. Spangler Brothers. Tel. San Jose 2603— R. '-. 

PALO ALTO.— LARKIN'S CAFE— just opened. The only strictly flrst- 
class cafe on the Wishbone Route devoted to the patronage of automobile 
owners families. Corner of University avenue and The Circle. 

SAN JOSE. I.AMul.I.E GRILL, 36-38 North First street. The best 
French dinner In California, 75 cents, or a la carte. Automobile parties 
given particular attention. 

PALO ALTO.— PALO ALIO GARAGE, (13 Emmerson St.. Tel.. P. A. 
333. Auto livery at all hours. Tires and sundries in stock. Gasoline, oil, 
repairing, lathework. vulcanizing. Open day and night. 

SANTA CRUZ.— BEACH HILL ix, the only hotel open the year 
around in beautiful Santa Cruz. Play Rolf at Casa Del Rev Links. New 
Fisherman's Wharf open December 1st. 

Hoover Auxiliary Spring & Shock Absorber 

Full factory equiDment on all Packards, Oldsmobiles, Coles- 
Thomas and seven others. Absolutely perfect. Full set of 4— 
$14 to $18. Under compression by heavy loads, rough roads 
or bumps. Under all conditions rides as easy as on asphalt. 
Impossible to break springs. No competition. 









January 16, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 



It has been learned that the Fed- 
New Banks May Buy eral Reserve Advisory Council has 
In Open Market. made a report to the Federal Re- 

serve Board favoring the proposal 
to permit the reserve banks to enter the open market and pur- 
chase bankers' acceptances based upon imports and exports. 
The board has already drafted a tentative ruling on this mat- 
ter. According to the best understanding, the board has been 
prompted to give this matter serious consideration, in view of 
the necessity arising in the foreign trade. Banks have been 
a little backward in accepting bills based upon imports and 
exports, first, because they are already carrying much of this 
paper; and secondly, because they have not been entirely sat- 
isfied with the form of marine insurance carried by many of 
the shipments. The board has been urged to authorize the 
reserve banks to go into the open market and aid the movement 
of foreign commerce. 

This is a good time to authorize this, according to the opin- 
ion of some members of the board, because the reserve banks 
are not doing very much business at this time of the year. 
This is a period of adjustment among banks, and therefore it 
is not expected that the member banks will discount much 
with the reserve banks. The reserve banks have assets which 
they should be permitted to use and to make profits for the 
stockholders in the new institutions. Investments in bankers' 
acceptances at this time, therefore, would prove of great bene- 
fit both to the commerce of the United States and to the re- 
serve banks themselves. 

A special meeting of the Alaska Gold Mines Company 

will be held in New York January 21st to authorize $1,500,000 
ten year 6 per cent debentures, to be convertible into stock at 
$30 per share. Stockholders of record January 25th will have 
the right to subscribe to these bonds pro rata, a holder of fifty 
shares of stock having right to take $100 of bonds. 

On January 31st the Central Trust Company certificates 

of interest in Southern Pacific stock will become "full paid," 
unless the date of payment is again extended. Already the 
time for the last installment has been moved ahead twice, 
first from October 2d to November 30th, and again to January 
31st. The subscriber had the option of either paying the entire 
$2 per certificate down or of making a first payment of $25, 
the balance of $67 to be paid within a year at 6 per cent in- 
terest. Union Pacific stockholders subscribed for about 92 
per cent of the $88,357,600 Southern Pacific stock in the hands 
of the Central Trust Company, leaving only $7,352,200 to be 
taken by the underwriters. 

The 588,500 of 6 per cent three year notes of the West- 
ern States Gas and Electric Company, now being offered at 
97^, are part of an issue of $731,000 approved by the Califor- 
nia Railroad Commission, issued under an indenture providing 
for an authorized amount of $1,500,000. The indenture provides 
that no additional mortgage shall be placed on the property, 
which does not give participation to these notes. The notes 
mature October, 1917, and are callable September, 1916, at 101. 
and at any interest date thereafter at 100 '2 and interest. Pro- 
ceeds of the notes are to pay floating debt and open accounts 
of $540,387, and for betterments and extensions amounting to 
$135,000. Included in the new construction are a new street 
lighting system for Stockton and general extension work in 
Richmod and Eureka. 

New construction work by the Anaconda Copper Com- 
pany will involve an outlay of about $5,000,000, and will cover 
a period of about one year. New construction, it is estimated, 
will increase the production about 50,000,000 pounds annually, 
from what has heretofore been classed as waste product. Ar- 
rangements for meeting the cost of this new construction work 
have already been made. 

The total amount of currency issued to the close of busi- 
ness, December 31, 1914, under the Aldrich-Vreeland act. 
amounted to $384,482,025, according to a statement issued by 
Comptroller of the Currency Williams. Of this sum. $233,- 
645,333 had been retired up to the close of the year, leaving 
$150,836,692 still outstanding. 

Permission has been given by the State Railroad Com- 
mission to the San Joaquin Light and Power Company to issue 
$150,000 worth of first refunding mortgage bonds. The bonds 
are for forty years at 5 per cent, and are secured by deed of 
trust with the Trust Company of America. 

Russell E. Lowry, former vice-president of the Ameri- 
can National Bank, has assumed his new duties as deputy gov- 
ernor of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. 

Eureka Pipe Line Company has declared a dividend of 

$6 a share, payable February 1st to stock of record January 
15th. This dividend is the same as that declared three months 

Amalgamated Copper has $12,500,000 5 per cent notes 

falling due on March 15th. These notes are likely to be ex- 
tended. Amalgamated and Anaconda have always been able to 
borrow money on a low interest basis. 

The Cotton Loan Committee announces that class "A" 

subscriptions aggregating $100,000,000 are now in hand, and 
that the committee is in a position to act upon applications 
for loans. 


Walter TTinans, Esq. 
The most famous stiot 

in Europe, vrttk hand 

and shoulder arms. 


Two World's Records 

in One Day 
with the .22 Savage Hi-Power 

A TtheBislcy Matchc bud Rifle Association — 

f\ the biggest rifle match in he world — the. 2 2 Savage Hi- Power 

rifle and Savage ammunition in the hands of Mr. Walter 

Wnuiis on July 2;, 1914 made the highest possible score on the 

Running Deer target — six straight 5's. This is a World's record. 

On the same dav, with the same rifle and ammunition, Mr. Winans n-.ade 
the highest possible score on the Running Wild Boar target— sii straight s's. 
Another World's Tr 

This merely clinches «hat other shooters hare proved — that the Imp's won- 
derful accur ■ 20-inch can ■■' en- 
dou- than half a mile - a secon I blank 
range (100-yard n than three inches, and trifling recoil (4.6 foot- 
pounds) make it easier to hit moving game with than any other rifle. 

And it has killed Alaskan Brown Bear, Griislv, Buffalo, and mar- 
tiger, besides the deer and black bear it was originally designe-: 

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The 21 SAVAGE Hi-Power 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 16, 1915. 

''What are the bonds of matrimony?" "Baby ribbons!" 

— Cornell Widow. 

"How did the cashier of your bank get into jail?" "Left 

the 's' off speculation." — Philadelphia Ledger. 

"Was your Christmas present in the nature of a sur- 
prise?" "I should say so. It was just what I wanted." — Judge. 

"Do you know where little boys go who don't go to 

Sunday-school?" "Yes, ma'am; dey go fishin'." — Michigan 

Buttons — Get up ! Get up ! The hotel's afire ! Scottish 

Gentleman — Richt, laddie; but if I do, mind ye, I'll no pay for 
the bed. — Answers. 

Willie — Paw, why is the way of the transgressor hard ? 

Paw — Because so many people have tramped on it, my son. — 
Cincinnati Enquire. 

"Now they've got a new contrivance for reducing adi- 
posity." "Dear me! There won't be a city in Europe when 
this awful war is over." — Buffalo Express. 

Bashful Youth — I want a present for a young lady. 

Saleswoman — Sister or fiancee? Bashful Youth- — Well — er — 
she hasn't said which she would be yet. — Judge. 

"Are the divorce laws so very liberal in your section?" 

"Liberal? Say! They are so liberal that nobody ever heard 
of a woman crying at a wedding out there." — Detroit Journal. 

■ "Pa, what is a retainer?" "What you pay a lawyer be- 
fore he does any work for you, my son." "Oh, I see. It's like 
the quarter you put in the gas meter before you get any gas." 
— Boston Transcript. 

Show Girl — Has your feller felt the effects of Cupid's 

shafts yet, Queenie? Chorus Lady — Honest to goodness, Rose- 
mary, I'm afraid Cupid will have to use dumdums on that guy. 

-"But your fiance has such a small salary, how are you 

going to live?" "Oh, we're going to economize. We're going 
to do without such a lot of things that Jack needs." — Brooklyn 

The Mistress — I shall take one of the children to church 

with me this morning, Mary. The General — Yes'm; which? 
The Mistress — Oh, whichever will go best with my new mauve 
dress. — London Sketch. 

"Just tired of him, eh?" asked the lawyer. The actress 

nodded. "Well, I wouldn't advise you to sue at this time. The 
war is crowding everything else off the front pages."— Phila- 
delphia Public Ledger. 

"What do the suffragettes want, anyhow ?" "We want to 

sweep the country, dad." "Well do not despise small begin- 
nings. Suppose you make a start with the dining room, my 
dear." — Louisville Courier-Journal. 

"Do you find that set of books you bought interesting?" 

"Not very," confessed the man who tries to improve himself. 
"But I'd feel better about it if the man who comes around to 
collect were as good an entertainer as the one who sold me 
the books." — Washington Star. 

He had waited thirty minutes for a slow waiter to bring 

his dinner. "Now," he said to the waiter, "can you bring me 
some cheese and coffee ?" "Yes, sir; in a minute, sir." "And," 
continued the diner, "while you are away you might send me a 
postal card every now and then.' — Woman's Home Companion. 

Kate Douglas Wiggin's choicest possession, she says, is 

a letter which she once received from the superintendent of a 
home for the feeble-minded. He spoke in glowing terms of the 
pleasure with which the inmates had read her little book, 
"Marm Lisa," and ended thus superbly: "In fact, madam, I 
think I may safely say that you are the favorite author of the 
feeble-minded!" — Woman's Home Companion. 

The Cop — The driver of a hearse asked me just now 

which was the way to the cemetery, and I told him. The Cap- 
tain — Don't do it again. You're being paid as a policeman, not 
as a funeral director. — Brooklyn Citizen. 

"What is that letter?" asked the busy merchant. "An- 
swer to your letter to a young lady proposing matrimony. Re- 
plying to your esteemed favor, the young lady declines." 
"Hum! Send her our follow-up form No. 17." — Puck. 

Old Lady (irritably) — Here, boy, I've been waiting some 

time to be waited on. Druggist Boy — Yes, ma'am. What can 
I do for you? Old Lady — I want a stamp. Druggist Boy — 
Yes, ma'am. Will you have it licked or unlicked? — Los An- 
geles Express. 

Old Lady (compassionately) — Poor fellow! I suppose 

your blindness is incurable. Have you ever been treated ? 
Blind Man (sighing) — Yes, mum, but not often. 'Tain't many 
as likes to be seen going into a public house with a blind beg- 
gar. — Yale Record. 

The Family Man — The cost of everything is increasing 

at a terrible rate. The Military Expert — Not everything. Ac- 
cording to statistics in former wars it cost $10,000 to kill a 
man, but now, with improved ordnance and ammunition, it can 
be done for one-third of that. — Puck. 

Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets; also at Fairmont Hotel. 



KODAK finishing done 
for your films. 

by EXPERTS. We will send 


Phone Kearny 8841 

Your Stationery should bear the stamp of QUALITY 
Let us guide you In your selections 

Zellerbach Paper Company 

Importers of and dealers In 
The Highest Class T An tlX For 0ffice Stationery 

Battery and Jackson Streets 

San Francisco, Cal. 


Mme. C. La FON 

First Class Work at Reasonable Prices 

Laces and Lace Curtains a Specialty 

Club. Restaurant and Hotel Service 


Phone Park 4962 

Telephone Kearny I461 Private Exchange Connecting All Warehouse. 


Warehousemen Forwarding Agents Distributors Public Weighers 

Spur Track Coaaectieas With All Railroads 

Main Office: 62S-647 Third Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

pni ICLJirO 623 Sacramento Street, between 
DnUOrl LO Kearny and Montgomery Streets 

With full tin* of Bruihei. Brooms and Feather Dusters, on hand and mad* 

toordtr. Janitor supplies of all kinds. Ladders. Buckets. Chamois. Matal 

Pol la h and Cleaning Powders. Hardware, Wood and Willow War*. 

Call, write or telephone Kearny 6787 




San Francisco 

Printing and 

37-45 First St. 

Paper Bags, Twines, 
Building Paper, Etc. 

Phone Sutter 2230 

January 16, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 



When war was on, these comrades two 

Lay on the self-same couch of green, 
Beneath one roof of starry blue, 

And drank, too, from the same canteen. 

Now, when there's naught to make afraid, 
And showers are, not of shot, but rain, 

'Neath one umbrella in parade 

All proudly march the comrades twain. 

If one gets drippings for his share, 

There's naught in that to make him fret; 

The same true comradeship is there, 
And he smiles on while getting wet. 

Perhaps for him, in other years, 

The grass on which he slept was thin; 

Or, maybe, for the draught that cheers, 
He simply got a taste of tin. 

Sweet comradeship to all who feel, 

Fair also to our younger eyes; 
That sharing, which of woe makes weal, 

Shall make of earth a paradise. 

— St. Louis Globe-Despatch. 


A traveler in foreign lands, 

A sojourner at home, 
I never failed to find my way 

Where'er I cared to roam. 

Until one day (or dark or fair, 

I'd tell you, could I know 
If I shall ever tread the path 

That leads — where I would go.) 

Of no avail is Baedeker, 

Geography, or guide; 
But there is one I'd wish to have 

Enlisted on my side; 

O friend of lovers in despair, 

Sweet Cupid, aim your dart 
And show me what I fain would know : 

The way — to Molly's heart. 

—Nellie Clare Carroll, in Buffalo News. 


So quietly I seem to sit apart; 

I think she does not know nor guess at all 
How dear this certain hour unto my heart. 

When in our quiet street the shadows fall. 

She leans and listens at the little gate, 

I sit so still, not any eye might see 
How watchfully before her there I wait 

For that one step that brings my world to me. 

She does not know that, long before they meet 

(So eagerly must go a love athirst), 
My heart outstrips the flying of her feet. 

And meets and greets him first — and greets him first. 
— TheoJosia Garrison, in Scrih- 

Fred Solari's Grill 


Adjoining Columbia Theatre 

San Francisco's Restaurant de Luxe 

Refined Dansant To-night 

And Every Night Except Sunday 

Perfect Ventilation. Excellent Music. 

Hardwood Floor. 

Old Forester Whisky 


Have a bottle at home and treat your 
friends right. All dealers, or 

Kentucky Mercantile Company 


Sutter at Powell, San Francisco 

City Index and Purchasers' Guide 

Dr. R. T. Leaner, Surgeon Chiropodist, formerly of 6 Geary street; 
removes corns entirely whole — painless — without knife. Bunions and in- 
growing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 212-214 West- 
bank Bldg.. 830 Market St. Tel. Kearny 3578. 

Martin Aronsohn, Notary Public and Pension Attorney. All legal 
papers drawn up accurately. 217 Montgomery St., above Bush, San Fran- 
cisco. Cal. Phone Douglas 601. 

Samuel M. Shortrldge, Attorney-at-L-aw. Chronicle Building, San Fran- 
cisco. Tel. Douglas 2176. 

Marcus Lome Samuels, Attorney-at-Law, Pacific Building, Market St.. 
at Fourth. San Francisco. Cal. Tel. Douglas 304. 








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Kstahli- iposlte Empress Theatre. 

Mayerle's Eyewater, at Druggists'. 50c: by mall. 65c. 

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San Francisco News Letter 

January 16, 1915. 

The Neale Publishing Company, has published a collection 
of ten attractive New Year books, covering many interesting 
subjects. They are: 

"A History of the Civil War in the United States," by Vernon 
Blythe, M. D. For many years the need of an adequate his- 
tory of the Civil War has been felt throughout the United 
States. This is such a work. After many years of careful re- 
search, and after examining many records both official and 
private, Dr. Blythe has written a non-partisan history. Al- 
though a Southerner, and the son of a Confederate soldier, the 
author of this volume acquired his education principally in the 
North, and has lived many years in both the North and the 
West. It is believed that this work will be generally used as a 
text book throughout the country. Illustrated by maps and por- 
traits. $2.15 by mail. 

"Whillikins," by Elmer Willis Serl. This is a book of con- 
structive dissent, comprising essays on Social Hysteria. Mr. 
Serl may be termed an apostle of the Happy Mean. Like his 
former books, "Whillikins" bears the influence of the open 
country. Here is the biography of one Whillikins, a socialite 
who looks after he leaps, and never knows why he leaps, any- 
how. "Are you being stampeded intellectually?" asks Mr. 
Serl; then he tells us that our American brainlessness leads us 
to defend our particular "ism" simply because it is ours. $1.00 
by mail. 

"Life of Turner Ashby," by Thos. A. Ashby, M. D., LL. D., 
author of "The Valley Campaigns," and other works. Dr. 
Ashby, a near kinsman of the great Confederate warrior of 
whom he writes, in this volume has written the only important 
biography of one of the most picturesque men who ever drew 
a sword. Of the many men that fought in the Confederate 
army, there were but few who had so brilliant a record as 
Turner Ashby, in view of its brief span. He entered the ser- 
vice of Virginia on the nineteenth day of April, 1861, as cap- 
tain of a company of cavalry, and he soon rose by rapid promo- 
tion to the rank of brigadier-general, being in command of all 
the cavalry of the Army of the Valley, at the time of his death, 
June 6, 1862. For a long while this book by Dr. Ashby has 
been eagerly looked for. It has been in preparation for many 
years. It will disappoint nobody. $1.65 by mail. 

"Memoirs," by John H. Brinton, M.D., LL. D., formerly war 
surgeon, with the rank of a major, on the staff of General 
Grant, of whom he was a personal friend. With an introduc- 
tion by Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, who was Dr. Brinton's close 
friend, and who revised his manuscript. This work is one of 
the more important volumes that relate to the Civil War. In it 
the fine personality of the author, which has endeared him to 
many thousands, is revealed in every page. As a military work 
it adds greatly to the history of the Civil War, covering, as it 
does, an important part of that struggle to which little attention 
has been given in books. But its great charm as literature, 
nevertheless, is the revelation of a noble nature, and one of the 
most interesting personalities of the past fifty years. $2.15 
by mail. 

"Tragedy of the White Medicine," by Charles Edmund De- 
Land. In the midst of our boasted civilization we still enjoy 
pausing in our far wanderings away from savagery to look back 
and try to catch some glimpse of the life of the almost annihi- 
lated American Indian. Such glimpses, however, are pleas- 
urable only when some inspired story-teller portrays that life's 
rude beauty. This feat has Mr. DeLand accomplished in his 
"Tragedy of the White Medicine," in which he takes us with 
him back to a time a hundred years or so ago and makes us 
live with him among the Dakotahs, letting us witness a drama 
"the result of the innocent but mystic doings of a powerful 
paleface." $1 by mail. 

"Negro Social Life and Culture in Africa," by George W. 
Ellis, K. C, F. R. G. S.; recently, and for eight years, Secre- 
tary of the United States Legation in Liberia; author of 
"Liberia in the Political Psychology of West Africa," "Islam 
as a Factor in West African Culture," "Dynamic Factors in the 
Liberian Situation," and other works. Undoubtedly this vol- 
ume is among the most important contributions to the literature 
of the Negro race to be published, from whatever angle it be 
viewed. For eight years, while Secretary of the American Le- 
gation to Liberia, this Negro studied social conditions in Africa, 
collected folklore stories and proverbs, took photographs of 
Negroes at their occupations and during their social intercourse. 
In this volume are specimen stories, written in the Vai tongue, 
with translations of them. The author of this volume was well 
equipped when he undertook this work; LL. B. of the Univer- 
sity of Kansas, he took a post-graduate course in philosophy 
and psychology for two years at Howard University, and he 
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It is now "jitney wise and trolley foolish." 

" It happens sometimes that aviators who try to break 

records break their necks instead. 

An opera critic stated the other day that many people 

went to "see" Carmen. That's about all some of the critics did. 

Turkey, having apologized to Italy, would seem to be 

about the only belligerent country that has a sense of courtesy 

The earthquake in Italy does seem to indicate the ex- 
istence of some sort of conspiracy between the Kaiser and the 

A girl in Colorado and a man in Java recently got mar- 
ried by proxy. If they continue their married life by proxy it 
ought to be happy. 

Headline: "Turks Routed in Caucasus; 8 Ships Sunk." 

This marks the first naval engagement in a mountainous coun- 
try since the war began. 

Speaking of loans, the same man who is your friend 

when he borrows from you usually becomes your enemy when 
you dun him for the amount. 

An exhibition of war films at a moving picture house is 

described as "real war." We are rather inclined to think that 
it only amounts to a reel war. 

Summing up the results of the war to date, it appears 

that only one decisive victory has been scored by the Allies; 
the capture of Tsingtau by the Japanese. 

Governor Blease of South Carolina handed in his resig- 
nation a week before he was to be succeeded in office. We sup- 
pose his successor hesitated to accept it. 

News item: "No decision reached regarding award of 

Nobel peace prize for 1915." We respectfully call the com- 
mittee's attention to one David Starr Jordan. 

What's the matter with asking Theodore Roosevelt to 

clean the mountain lions out of San Mateo County? "San 
Mateo Game Trails" rather appeals to us as a book title. 

A Stanford professor states that the European war 

has demonstrated the value of modern medical science, but it 
seems to us that most of the soldiers die without the aid of 

Count Leopold von Berchtold, Austrian Foreign Min- 
ister, whose attitude to Servia brought about the war, has re- 
signed. Most Austrians probably wish he had resigned about 
seven months ago. 

Miss Truly Shattuck, the actress, says she knows a res- 
taurant in Paris where they serve good sirloin steaks for fifteen 
cents. That makes the price about two dollars when you count 
the tip for the waiter. 

A gang of opium smugglers having been traced to a gov- 
ernment transport steamer, the authorities are now looking for 
the "higher ups." Looks as if the look-out man in the crow's 
nest were involved in the affair. 

Last week the big brown bear in Golden Gate Park be- 
came the mother of triplets. A couple of days later she ate all 
three cubs. It is expected her husband will sue her for 
divorce on the charge of cruelty. 

A Cincinnati pastor thinks that every man before he is 

married should be compelled to swear that he will stay at home 
at least two nights every week. This would give him at least 
a speaking acquaintance with his wife. 

A French scientist has discovered that violent wriggling 

of the toes instantly relieves fatigue. This idea is really not 
new. American vaudeville managers long ago introduced simi- 
lar remedies to rejuvenate our tired business men. 

"No girl should marry unless she is in love," says ex- 
President Taft. Well, they rarely do. Some are in love with 
money, others with automobiles and fine gowns, and a few are 
even temporarily infatuated with their husbands. 

The British Government has protested to Secretary 

Bryan against Carranza's embargo on oil exports from Mexico. 
England probably fears that there will not be enough American 
tank steamers to seize to make the game worth while. 

The Montana solons have rejected the petition of the 

Women's Study League of Helena that a chaperon be ap- 
pointed for the women employees at the State capitol during 
the session of the Legislature. They no doubt find it is bad 
enough to be watched by their wives. 

The Servian legation in London states that the spelling 

"Servia" and "Servian" is "highly offensive to the Serbian 
people" because it "suggests a false derivation from the Latin 
root 'to serve.' " It should be "Serbia" and "Serbian." Well, 
anything to please, but why change it as long as the whole 
population is serving in the army? 

A war despatch tells us that the Germans have in- 
vaded "the district to the northeast of Bolimow, occupying 
the towns of Bin Scupi and Sucha." The despatch adds: 
"These positions are three or four miles southeast of Sochacezw 
and five miles east of Bzure." Wonder whether this is roughly 
speaking or by actual measurement. 

San Francisco News Letter 

January 23, 1915. 


Let us have some light on the pro- 
Light on the posed Spring Valley deal before we 

Spring Valley Deal. go to the polls and vote on that 
$34,500,000 bond issue required for 
the purchase of the property. Let the truth be proclaimed, the 
full truth, which is that it will cost us at least $7,000,000 addi- 
tional to make full use of the system; that the Spring Valley 
Water Company is allowed to retain $4,500,000 worth of prop- 
erty; that of this property 4,714,396 acres are situated in San 
Mateo County and can be utilized by the company to supply 
that section with water after San Mateo County, as proposed, 
has become consolidated with the City of San Francisco; that of 
the $2,000,000 so-called "impounded money" (money involved 
in the rate suits now pending in the United States District 
Court between the Spring Valley Water Company and the 
City and County of San Francisco) the company is allowed to 
retain one-half. 

There are districts in the city where either the water mains 
are too small or the distributing reservoirs of insufficient 
capacity to yield an adequate supply. It frequently occurs 
that when one faucet is opened the rest of the house can get 
no water until it is closed, and there are instances where the 
pressure is too weak to bring water above the ground floor. 
This means that as soon as the city has purchased the Spring 
Valley system it must at once set out to tear up long stretches 
of pipe and reconstruct reservoirs. The estimated cost of this 
work is $7,000,000, and if we are called upon to vote on the 
$34,500,000 bond issue, we might as well vote on a bond issue 
to cover the additional amount at the same time as have an ex- 
tra election afterwards. 

The report of the advisory committee states that the in- 
creased supply resulting from the completion of the Calaveras 
dam and reservoir, now in course of construction, will be 
sufficient to meet the city's demands until the population ex- 
ceeds in number 750,000, and until the completion of the Hetch 
Hetchy system. If that is the case, there is no danger of a 
shortage in the water supply until the Hetch Hetchy system is 
completed, so why this anxiety to acquire the Spring Valley 
property at this time? Why not concentrate our minds and 
purses on the Hetch Hetchy system for the time being, and 
then, when it is completed, see how many millions the Spring 
Valley Water Company will come down in its price for the city 
distributing system? 


It is regrettable that muckraking 
Muckraking the petty politicians occasionally find 

Federal Reserve Bank, their way into Congress, for their 

extravagances and tomfoolery at 
times delay the serious business that demands urgent attention 
and prompt action. Senator Sherman, who stooped to an en- 
tirely unnecessary and unwarranted attack on American edu- 
cational methods and institutions in his fight against the immi- 
gration literacy test, is one such Congressional demagogue, and 
Congressman Lindbergh of Minnesota, whose vituperation of 
the Federal Reserve Bank lacks all foundation of truth and 
reason, is another. 

To show Ole Olsen and Swan Swanson back in Little Falls, 
Minn., what a devil of a statesman he is, Congressman Lind- 
bergh has filled various newspapers with slush calculated to 
reflect discredit upon an institution that is acknowledged by 
every sane American to be a substantial bulwark against "hard 
times." The Federal Reserve Bank will stand as a proud mon- 

ument to the Wilson administration, and there will be times 
when the people of Little Falls, Minn., who elected Lindbergh 
to Congress will be grateful that this institution has saved 
them from financial calamity. 

Congressman Lindbergh has been very liberal with inter- 
views, and the Federal Reserve Bank being still a novelty, 
some of the correspondents at the national capital have fallen 
for his absurd utterances, of which the following is an ex- 
ample : 

"To cause high prices, all the trust, as typified by the control 
of the Chicago bank by Mr. Forgan and Mr. Reynolds, will 
have to do will be to lower the rediscount rate so that the as- 
sociated banks will more generally apply for and receive the 
federal reserve notes, producing an expansion of credit and a 
rising of the stock market. 

"Then when business men have adjusted themselves to these 
conditions, the trust can check worldwide prosperity in mid- 
career by arbitrarily raising the rate of discount. It can cause 
the pendulum of a rising and falling market to swing back and 
forth by slight changes in the discount rate, or cause violent 
fluctuations by a greater rate variation." 

Now neither Mr. Forgan nor Mr. Reynolds, nor any director 
in any Federal Reserve Bank, can do any of the things Con- 
gressman Lindbergh says they are capable of. Whatever rate 
of interest is recommended by the directors of one of the twelve 
Federal Reserve Banks must be approved under the provisions 
of the Federal Reserve Act by the Federal Reserve Board in 
Washington before it is put into effect. This very wise precau- 
tion precludes the possibility of control of any Federal Re- 
serve Bank by what Congressman Lindbergh calls "the trust." 
Of course, Congressman Lindbergh knows this, but newspaper 
notoriety is attractive, and the plaudits of the villageers of 
Little Falls, Minn., is like sweet music to him, and so it pays 
to pose as an ignoramus. 

In our heart's innocence we had im- 
"How We Built It." agined that the building of the 
Panama Canal was the greatest 
achievement of all history, the grandest contribution to the 
world's progress and a monument to American enterprise. Ac- 
cordingly we had regarded the Panama-Pacific International 
Exposition as the celebration of the successful completion of 
the most glorious task ever undertaken under the Stars and 
Stripes. But alas, also alack, we have been the prey of de- 
lusion. It is to commemorate the most hideous crime ever 
perpetrated by the United States that San Francisco has in- 
vited the world this year. We have this straight from one Ora 
Miller "(of Indiana), Ancon, Canal Zone, arrived on the Isth- 
mus October 25, 1905." 

All this information about Miller's nativity, residence and 
length of absence from home we have from a little calendar 
he has published, and of which he has very kindly remembered 
us with a copy. 

The calendar, which bears a colored reproduction of one of 
the canal locks and a picture of a burning shack labeled "Goe- 
thalism," is "dedicated to the dispossessed ones, trusting that 
the ensuing decade (1915-1926), may bring them some recom- 
pense for their lands seized and their homes despoiled." The 
little pasteboard time guide groans under a heavy load of 
charges against the United States (including Indiana). Ac- 
cording to Ora Miller, of Indiana, this is "how we built it": 

"By 'taking' the Isthmus from Colombia; by hobbling the 

January 23, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 

inhabitants with laws, regulations and police orders; by dis- 
possessing them of all their lands and properties in the Canal 
Zone, whether needed for the Canal or not; by exploiting their 
lands for the benefit of the Canal ; by setting fire to and burn- 
ing their homes when they refused to move because of not be- 
ing paid for same." 

This alone should suffice to drive every American, except 
Ora Miller (of Indiana), into a mouse hole to hide the crimson 
of shame that flushes his cheek. But Ora Miller is not through 
with us yet, the calendar is but the vanguard, the precursor of 
what is in store for us. It bears the announcement: "This 
calendar is the first issue of a series of publications setting 
forth pertinent features of the construction of the Panama 
Canal, which have never appeared in the 'Canal Record' (the 
official organ of the Isthmus), nor in any of the regular reports 
of the Canal Zone authorities, and which will be mailed to 
representative Americans throughout the United States." 

Ora Miller may yet make us fill in the ditch and restore it 
to Colombia, along with that gift of $25,000,000. 


Frank Swett, chairman of the Cali- 
Regulating the fornia Grape Protective Associa- 

Liquor Traffic. tion, is in Sacramento with a pro- 

posal for State regulation of the 
liquor traffic which he will arrange to have introduced in the 
Legislature. The provisions of this measure are such that they 
will appeal to prohibitionists and anti-prohibitionists alike, 
and it should be passed. Its outstanding feature is drastic regu- 
lation of saloons. Every sane minded person in the State will 
acknowledge that this is the best solution to the liquor prob- 
lem, not absolute prohibition, which has proven to entail end- 
less vices in other States where it has been adopted. 

One of the provisions of the measure is that the sale of 
liquor to persons of notoriously intemperate habits shall be 
forbidden. This will tend to eliminate the disgusting habitual 
drunkard from our midst, and the provision that bartenders 
must be equipped with a license, which is to be revoked in case 
of violations of the proposed liquor law, will help to elevate 
the respectability of saloons. In short, the grape men's pro- 
posal is to make all saloons respectable establishments which 
no decent person need hesitate to enter to purchase a drink, 
instead of places where offensive drunken brawls are the rule, 
as is the case with some saloons at the present time. And the 
measure's adoption should put an end to the tiresome prohibi- 
tionist propaganda in the State. 

Beveridge as War 

Ex-Senator Beveridge of Indiana is 
the latest "distinguished war cor- 
respondent." He has gone to "the 
front" (Paris or London?) to write 
for "Collier's Weekly." The announcement is made that the 
celebrated Hoosier's articles "will be based largely upon his 
contact with the rulers, statesmen and diplomats of the vari- 
ous countries engaged in the war." Until we have seen a sam- 
ple of Mr. Beveridge's work we have no comment to make upon 
his ability as a war correspondent, but we imagine his name 
will be the most attractive feature of his articles. American 
publications have been parading names ever since this war 
began. H. G. Wells, Arnold Bennett and others may be great 
literary luminaries, but do not present sober, unbiased views in 
their "war correspondence." Many American readers would 
like to see an occasional article on the war by dispassionate 
writers like Norman Angell, Jerome K. Jerome and Keir Har- 
die, and — yes, why not? — an article once in a while by some 
German or Austrian writer. 

A Matter of Patriotic Duty 

Adjutant-General California State Militia 

It is my belief that it should be made compulsory for 
every young man in the United States, 18 years of age, 
to serve in the regular army for a year, then to join the 
National Guard for three years' service, afterward to enlist 
■ in the first reserves, in which service every man must per- 
form at least one month's active duty in maneuvres or 
other field service at specified periods to keep him from 
getting rusty, which last enlistment should cover a period 
of ten years. At the conclusion of this service, a man 
should go into the second reserves, there to remain until 
his military age shall have expired. This would give the 
country an immense army of trained men available in 
case of need, and would call upon every man to do his 
share toward maintaining his country, and would not per- 
mit any man to escape what should be every citizen's 
duty — to be ready to defend his country in time of need. 
Thus the burden could not be shifted upon the patriotic 
alone, a hardship would not be placed on any particular 
one, and as a result this country would be made so strong 
as not to be a bait tempting more warlike nations to at- 
tack it. 

A fact that should be thoughtfully 
A Startling Fact. considered by legislators, restricting 

commissions and others whose fin- 
gers itch to hamper the railroads, is that more than half of the 
population of the United States have a direct financial inter- 
est in the railroads. Very likely nine-tenths of them do not 
realize it because they have never taken the trouble to think 
about it. Insurance companies representing 30,000,000 policy- 
holders own $1,500,000,000 in railroad securities. Savings 
banks having 10,000,000 depositors own $800,000,000 in rail- 
road securities. Almost 2,000,000 persons, with something like 
8,000,000 people dependent upon them for support, are em- 
ployed by the railroads. As President Wilson said, the rail- 
roads are "the one common interest of our industrial life." 


Last week two persons, one a weak- 
Cold Blood. minded youth and the other a man 

of mature mind and years, paid to 
the State of California the extreme penalty for murder. One 
of the executions was witnessed by five members of the Legis- 
lature. Afterwards the five lawmakers who had viewed the 
sordid spectacle of a body dangling in the gallows announced 
'heir approval of this form of punishment for murder. They 
must be cold-blooded individuals, more so than was the con- 
demned man himself. He probably committed his crime at a 
moment when his blood was running riot and his mind in an 
abnormal state. In fact, no man's mind can be normal at the time 
he takes a human life. But the five solons voiced in deliberate 
tones their approval of carefully prepared murder by the State. 
We do not think any murderer should be pardoned as long as 
the law demands capital punishment, but we do think the law 
should be altered. Incidentally, we wonder if the five cold- 
blooded solons are possessed by what may be called the "mur- 
derous instinct?" 


An expert has arrived in our fair city to teach San 

Francisco housewives "how to prepare cheap food." Seeing 
that potatoes and onions are about the only cheap articles of 
food we have, we think the course is superfluous. What we 
need is instruction in how to get something to cook. 

San Francisco News Letter 

January 23, 1915. 

My pessimistic friend, whose adverse comments on the 

catering facilities at the Auditorium dedication ball were 
printed on this page last week, borrowed a dress suit — not A. 
A. Busey's — and went to the Policemen's ball the other evening, 
not to seek pleasure, as we understand it, but to feast on what- 
ever scraps of gloom that might be hidden in dark corners. 
"Did you observe," he queried as he seized my coat lapel the 
next day, "that there were over 18,000 people at the Police- 
men's ball, whereas there were only 17,500 at the dedication 
ball? And do you recall that for something like three weeks 
every paper in town devoted almost a page daily to the dedi- 
cation ball, whereas the cops got only a few lines of advance 
publicity every now and then? How, then, do you account 
for the larger attendance at the Policemen's ball? Well, I'll 
tell you: John Smith, banker, or Harry Brown, stockbroker, 
have a yearning for the alluring attractions of Pacific street, 
or maybe they sneak away from home once in a while to in- 
dulge in a little poker game at a dollar a point at some gam- 
bling resort known only to a select few, including the cop on the 
beat, who gets his regular rake-off to keep mum. Well, the 
cop is on to the ways of John Smith and Harry Brown. As 
the annual ball approaches, he slips a couple of hundred tickets 
into his pocket and calls on John Smith and Harry Brown. 
Says he : 'John Smith, here's a hundred tickets I want you to 
buy, and if you don't come through you know what I'll do.' 
John Smith takes the hundred tickets, and Harry Brown the 
other hundred. That's the way the cops sold 18,000 tickets 
for their ball." When I ventured to inquire of my pessimistic 
pal if that was how he happened to buy his ticket, he gave me 
a fierce stare and departed in great haste. 

Captain Frederick G. Dodge of the United States Reve- 
nue Cutter Service, or rather Mrs. Dodge, has secured consider- 
able front-page space in the dailies of late. Captain Dodge 
was ill in the Marine Hospital, but the atmosphere of the place 
didn't appeal to his aristocratic tastes, and so Mrs. Dodge an- 
nounced that her husband was a political prisoner, one with the 
poor wretches toiling in the quicksilver mines of Siberia. Some 
of the papers fell for the story and outlined in infinitesimal 
detail the sufferings of the gallant skipper. Captain Dodge 
was described as the great oracle of the Revenue Cutter Ser- 
vice; upon him depended the appointment of the great mogul 
of the service, the Captain Commander in Washington, and as 
Captain Dodge was pulling for Captain Cantwell, the genial 
chief of the Thirteenth Life Saving District, to succeed Cap- 
tain Bertholf, the present incumbent of the salty throne, the 
above mentioned and aforesaid Captain Bertholf had Captain 
Dodge kept in involuntary confinement at the Marine Hospital. 
But the Washington authorities had a different story to tell. It 
developed that the officers of the Revenue Cutter Service had 
been in the habit of applying for sick leave and spending it at 
home with their families or in travels about the country, and 
some time ago an order was issued that if the officers were ill, 
they must be treated at government hospitals. This was what 
Captain Dodge had to do, and he didn't like it. Hence the 
great furore. Captain Dodge was discharged from the hospital 
as cured a few days ago. The first thing he did was to apply 
for twenty days' leave of absence. 

President Wilson is now "Granddaddy Long-Legs." 

Superior Judge J. V. Coffey takes himself and life in 

general too seriously to get any real pleasure out of his brief 
terrestrial sojourn. He is so serious, in fact, that he thinks his 
jokes are funny, and bears everlasting enmity to the person 
who fails to laugh at them. Recently the Commonwealth Club 
had a little jollification at the Palace Hotel, one of the features 
of which was a mock trial of Beverly L. Hodghead, president 
of the club. One of the charges against him was that he had 
once failed to laugh at one of Judge Coffey's jokes. Among 
those who participated in the trial were Associate Justice 
Henry A. Melvin of the State Supreme Court, Associate Jus- 
tice Frank H. Kerrigan of the State District Court of Ap- 
peals, and a number of prominent attorneys. This insinuation 
against the Coffeyan variety of humor preyed upon Judge 
Coffey's mind, and when Attorney Henry Marshall had the 
indiscretion to use the word "stuff" in court the other day, 
the Judge's rage reached the boiling point. Having duly 
roasted Marshall for the impropriety of using such a vulgar 
term as "stuff" in court, Judge Coffey went on to tell what he 
thought of that mock trial at the Palace, and of the judges 
and lawyers who took part in it. To summarize Judge Coffey's 
utterances, he didn't think much of that sham trial or the peo- 
ple identified with it. The judges and lawyers in question 
have since sworn mutually and severally always to laugh at 
Judge Coffey's jokes, however great the effort may be. 

Supervisor Andrew J. Gallagher should at once com- 
municate with Karen Michaelis. I presume Mr. Gallagher has 
heard of the lady. She is the author of that celebrated naughty 
book, "The Dangerous Age." Mme. Michaelis, who is Danish 
by birth but American through her marriage to one Mr. Stange- 
land, serving the United States in a diplomatic capacity some- 
where in Terra del Fuego or the Falkland Islands. Mme. 
Michaelis has written a new book on what she calls modern 
pedagogy, and this is the reason why Mr. Gallagher should 
communicate with the lady. Mr. Gallagher, as head of things 
educational in San Francisco, must be anxious to secure new 
ideas for his department, and Mme. Michaelis can furnish them. 
The book has not yet been translated into English, but I have 
been favored with a few extracts from it. Mme. Michaelis 
would have a faintly scenting flower hidden in the class room, 
and the pupils ordered to locate it by its vague fragrance. This 
is supposed to greatly develop the mind of the child. Another 
stimulation to the juvenile mind is afforded by blindfolding 
the children and having them tell, without actual touch, who 
are boys and who are girls. Mme. Michaelis proposes also 
that the tots begin at the age of six to keep diaries, in which 
they tell frankly about their love affairs. These are novelties 
that should appeal to the progressive American educator, and 
Mr. Gallagher cannot communicate with Mme. Michaelis too 

A. A. Busey, Oakland millionaire, is so much of a sport 

that he has decided not to press his suit — I don't mean his Sun- 
day suit, but the legal suit he brought against Colonel Dennis 
M. Duffy, President of the State Board of Prison Directors, 
to recover a suit which he (Busey) lent him (Duffy) four years 
ago. It was a tuxedo suit Duffy borrowed in order to look 
presentable at a reception to the Governor. Duffy had a tailor 
cut six inches off the bottom of the trousers, which were too 
long for him, and an overcoat that was borrowed along with 
the tuxedo was subsequently stolen by a prisoner who fled 
from San Quentin. Busey had no chance of getting his suit 
and overcoat back, so he dropped the legal suit, and he and 
Duffy settled the affair at a suitable luncheon in an Oakland 

January 23, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 


When a great man passes, the world takes notice. Madison 
Cawein, the nature-poet of Kentucky, passed suddenly out on 
December 7th from the world in which his poetic melodies 
have been sounded from shore to shore. A fall, and the life 
currents were broken. From Friday to Monday at midnight the 
poet was speechless, when he passed away. He was one of the 
poetry committee of the Cameo Club of New York. A sin- 
gular instance is that the following poem was written by the 
President of the club, Mme. de Vaux-Royer, Monday afternoon, 
in a flash of inspiration unassociated in her mind, as she had 
not heard of the accident. 

Broken Music. 

There it lies, broken — as the shard; — 

What once was music — did I say? 

The source of which shall fade away 
With its masked meanings still unmarred. 

But science tells us sounds ne'er cease. 

Beyond the boundless blue, and sea 

Of heaven, created harmony 
Vibrates and echoes its release. 

So this dumb instrument that lies 
All powerless, with spirit flown, 
Is like the rose-leaf since 'tis blown — 

Or lure of star-dust in the skies. 

Still mute ! 'twill sing to us no more 

The same chord in the self-same place; 
But in some fair ethcric space 

We'll greet its music as of yore. 

A posthumous volume of poems and prose, "The Poet and 
Nature and The Morning Road," came from the press al- 
most at the moment of the passing of Madison Cawein. He is 
admitted one of the most prolific writers of American poetry. 


Last Saturday it was fifty years since M. H. and Charles de 
Young founded the little "Dramatic Chronicle," out of which 
grew the present San Francisco "Chronicle," and the golden 
jubilee was commemorated by the publication of an elaborate 
edition of ninety-two pages, divided into eight sections, sump- 
tuously illustrated with photographs and colored feature pic- 
tures. The number is one of the greatest achievements of Cali- 
fornia journalism and deserves to be sent broadcast throughout 
the world. By far the most interesting article is that contrib- 
uted by John P. Young, managing editor of the "Chronicle," 
describing the entire development of California from the "early 
days" to the present time, as viewed from the standpoint of a 
newspaper man who has been personally identified with Cali- 
fornia journalism for several decades. The Exposition is com- 
prehensively described in word and picture in two whole sec- 
tions, and everything of interest in California is given adequate 
treatment. The price is the same as that of any ordinary edi- 
tion of the "Chronicle" — five cents. 

Emerson wrote something about the public making a path- 
way to the door of a man, even though he lived in the woods, 
if he could make a better mouse-trap than any one else. It is 
not at all astonishing that the majority of San Francisco's dis- 
tinguished people have contracted this pathway habit, and have 
literally beaten a path to the third floor of the Tait-Zinkand 
Building, 168 O'Farrell street, to enjoy the delights and beauty 
of Pavo Real — it is truly a pathway to pleasure, for here 
amid surroundings more beautiful than anything described in 
the "Arabian Nights" these people taste the delights of dance- 
dom. One visit to Pavo Real is enough to form this pathway- 
habit — so beware. 

The Post Office Clerks are making extensive prepara- 
tions for their "Exposition Rag." which is to be held in Native 
Sons' Hall on the evening of February 6th. This is the first 
of the many events scheduled for the entertainment of the 
visiting clerks and delegates to the national convention during 
the fair year, and the 1915 committee, which has the affair ir, 
charge, is making every effort to make it a grand success. 


Up-to-the-minute advertisers are sure to be interested in the 
new Alphabetical Index System which will supply a long felt 
want among the telephone users of San Francisco. 

As any business man knows, it is often aggravating, to say 
the least, to be obliged to thumb over several pages of the 
telephone book in order to find the name desired. The new 
Index enables one to turn immediately to the proper letter and 
will save much valuable time to the busy man. 

We are informed that the Indexes will be distributed, free 
of charge, to the number of ten thousand copies, among the 
business houses, hotels, apartment houses, etc., and that after 
the initial distribution is made, this useful article will be of- 
fered to the general public, at actual cost of production bj 
Messrs. Rowell & Rose at the Nevada Bank Building. 

The gentlemen back of the enterprise expect to derive their 
profit from the sale of the advertising space on the index 
sheets and on the outside cover. As any expert knows, there 
is no better advertising medium in existence than the telephone 
directory which is handled by many thousands of the better 
class of people daily, and unlike many advertising mediums is 
before the people constantly, never reaches the waste basket 
and commands continuous attention. 

San Francisco advertisers have undoubtedly been approached 
on a good many "new" advertising projects which might be 
classed as "fakes," but we are assured that there are ample 
financial resources back of this enterprise and, as it certainly 
will be a great convenience to the public, we believe that it 
will meet with the success which any legitimate undertaking 


"On the Bottom," in four acts, is the first drama by the cele- 
brated Russian author and playwright, Maxim Gorky, to be 
played in San Francisco. It will be presented by a company 
of Russian players at New Club Hall, Howard and Twenty-first 
streets, this (Saturday) evening. A. Arcadios, the well known 
Russian actor, will be one of the players. It would be desirable 
if this beginning might lead to the introduction of Gorky at 
such houses as the Columbia and Alcazar. Gorky deals with 
problems that Americans are vitally interested in, and the big 
theatres should make the American public better acquainted 
with him. The deportation of Gorky and his wife from New 
York by silly immigration officials some years ago, on the ab- 
surd ground that they were not married according to the Ameri- 
can ritual, was a rank disgrace, and we ought to make some 
pretense of atonement by familiarizing ourselves with the works 
of the exile of Capri. 


The advent of the "jitney 'bus" in San Francisco has occa- 
sioned much profound pondering and deep speculation over the 
derivation and meaning of the word "jitney." Some swear it is 
connected with Hindu mysticism, others that it is a Russian 
equivalent for speed; still others that it is of Hebrew origin, 
and a few attribute it to Demosthenes. Well, they're all wrong. 
"Jitney" is, if not pure, at least current English, as English as 
any word could me, inasmuch as it comes from dear old Lon- 
don where the king lives. Every cockney knows it as well as he 
does his celebrated Tower. "Jitney" is a cockney equivalent 
for a half-penny. The word is not used in polite society in 
London— it exists only in the "language of the street." When 
the newsboys dash along Piccadilly with the pink evening 
editions, they shout: "Paipah. one jitney!" We have this in- 
formation directly from a gentleman who was born and raised 
in London. Its first use in the United States seems to have 
been in connection with the introduction of five-cent automobile 
trips in Los Angeles. It seems gradually to be supplanting 
the word "nickel." as applied to coins. 

The New Vienna Cafe at 171 O'Farrell street, as re- 
modeled and decorated under the capable management of F. B. 
Galindo. is now one of the most attractive cafes in the West and 
one of the leading in San Francisco. The interior of this popu- 
lar cafe has been given an exquisite treatment of cream and 
gold colors, and it looks like a little fairyland where it is a 
real pleasure to dine. As an after-theatre cafe it is unsur- 
passed, cuisine and service being of the most excellent. 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 23, 1915. 




The doldrums, who do picket duty on the frontier of boredom 
to see that joy and vivacity and wit and gayety shall not get a 
footing, must be very discouraged about this corner of the 
world. For never has there been a more spirited season than 
this, never have formality and informality, pleasurings of all 
variety, spontaneous and impromptu affairs so mingled with 
elaborate entertainment to make a perfect combination that 
would beguile the most cynical into putting the seal of appro- 
val on this season. 

One of the new ventures which has put an added lilt of 
gayety into social life is the dinner dansant which was inau- 
gurated this w»ek at the Fairmont Hotel. It might have been 
supposed that only the younger set would kindle to the notion 
of dancing between courses of dinner. One has a picture of the 
Tired Business Man refusing to give up his after-dinner nap, 
of gruffly trampling on all persuasions and putting his feet up 
on the library table rather than sliding them along the polished 
ballroom floor. But the T. B. M. has evidently discovered 
that the new dances belong to all ages and all hours of the day 
and night, for everywhere one finds the older men entering 
with the zest of the rah-rah boys into the intricacies of the 
dance. The other day Mr. William Crocker was overheard ask- 
ing Mr. George Cameron whether "it is two to the right and two 
to the left, two dips." A wily stock speculator might have 
fancied that he had overheard a tip about some new oil well 
borings, but the dancing man would have known that the finan- 
cier was simply getting the bearings of some new version of 
the three-step. At the dinner dance the other night, Horace 
Pillsbury cast a reflecting eye about the room and calculated 
that the youngsters detached themselves even less willingly 
from the menu than the oldsters. As some one said, "the old 
boys danced straight through from soup to nuts." 

The list of those who attended the dinner-dance spans the 
smart set. The Horace Pillsburys, the Fred McNears, the 
Gus Taylors, the Julian Thornes, the Henry Clarence Bree- 
dons, the Stuart Haldorns, the John Gallois, and all the debu- 
tantes stayed until there was some talk of ordering breakfast, 
which is a testimony to the success of the affair. 
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One of the most attractive looking girls at the dance was Miss 
Anna Peters, who came back from her visit at the Peters ranch 
looking as fresh and pretty and rested as though she had never 
broken down from an over-strenuous whirl. Miss Peters wore 
one of the new shades of coral, a lovely soft velvet gown made 
in the picturesque mode of the moment, and she attracted much 
admiring comment, every one rejoicing in the choice of such a 
beautiful girl for the queen of the coming Mardi Gras ball. 

Tickets for that event are now on sale, and may be obtained 
from any of the members of the Children's Hospital Auxiliary. 
They will not be put on public sale until February 13th, which 
is three days before the ball. Every one is looking up the 
Marie Antoinette period for suggestions for costumes, but it is 
unlikely that the daring and imaginative spirits in society will 
confine themselves to that period. In fact, the managers, while 
they are suggesting that as many as possible come in the pic- 
turesque clothes of that regime, are holding up that mirror 
only to those who do not easily catch the reflection of an 
idea. The ensemble will be very much prettier if the costumes 
of the majority of the masquers are in the period of the court, 
but on the other hand the note of variety is necessary to give 
the final picturesque touch to the event. To such geniuses as 
Mrs. Fred McNear and the others who always achieve the un- 
usual, whether it be bizarre or quaint, society looks for the 
threads of originality that will weave their gay and glittering 
way through the ensemble. The fact that the king of the 
Mardi Gras ball has not yet been chosen has not held up the 
designs for the royal party, which have all been made by the 
artists in charge. While they are faithful to the period, they 
take advantage of the wonderful progress that has been made 

in color processes in late years, and so we shall have a court 
as wonderful in coior as ever the artists of that day painted 
them, but more wonderful than the artisans of that day were 
able to carry them out in actual fabrics. 
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The list of box holders for this event grows daily. Mr. 
David C. Jackling, the mining magnate who is making his 
home here now, is among the latest purchasers. By the way, 
the busy matchmakers are already predicting that the activi- 
ties of Cupid in that direction are going to bring tangible re- 
sults in the way of an engagement announcement. The belle 
on whom the gossips have focused their appraising eye is one 
of a family of three beautiful sisters, the other two being 
listed among the young matrons. 

Those in the know, who are not given to unprofitable calcu- 
lations about these affairs, insist that there is no reason for 
taking this friendship as a romance. They protest against this 
yanking of the signs and symbols of a friendship into the 
sphere of courtship. So the chatter goes over the tea cups. 
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The guests at the tea which Mrs. Frederick Henshaw and her 
daughter, Miss Elinor Tay, gave for Mrs. Fritz Henshaw the 
other day, felt the thrill which came from an unusual situation, 
for this was the first formal greeting of the young matron who 
eloped about a year ago with the young son of the house of 
Henshaw. Before her marriage she was Miss Mary Henderson 
of Oakland, and both the Henderson and the Henshaw families 
were perfectly content with the match, but counseled waiting 
for a year or so until the young man was more firmly estab- 
lished in business in the Hawaiian Islands. Instead, they 
successfully carried out an elopement plan and left almost im- 
mediately for Honolulu, where they have since been living. 
Parental forgiveness was given before they sailed for their new 
home, but this is the first time that many of the friends who 
called at the tea had seen Mrs. Henshaw, Jr., since the news 
of her elopement, so the affair had an added note of interest. 
The young couple will remain here until after the Exposition 
opens, but they plan to return to Honolulu shortly after that. 
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There is still much discussion in society over the recent trou- 
bles of the Children's Hospital annual election. The younger 
women on the board represent the Burlingame set, and more or 
less the same group is on the board of the University Hospital 
which has charge of the social service work done in that insti- 
tution. The Auxiliary of the Children's Hospital which man- 
ages the annual Mardi Gras ball is entirely separate from the 
board of directors of the Children's Hospital, although some 
of the young matrons serve on both. Mrs. Will Taylor, Jr., 
Mrs. Lawrence Scott and Mrs. Latham McMullin are among 
those who serve in this dual capacity, and they are likewise 
on the board of the University Hospital, which may give some 
idea as to whether the life of a society woman interested in 
public affairs is a sinecure. These women are all said to be 
strongly in favor of transferring the Children's Hospital to the 
University of California, under whose direction the University 
Hospital operates. 

Meantime, each and every regent denies all official knowl- 
edge of the proposed transfer, but gossip has it that if the hos- 
pital is offered to the regents, an unofficial canvass shows that it 
will be accepted. The Auxiliary which has the Mardi Gras 
ball in charge refuses to give an official statement as to 
whether it would like to be relieved of the annual burden of 
putting over such a big undertaking, for if the hospital goes 
to the University it cannot accept money raised in this way. 
Some of the young women in the Auxiliary admit to their 
friends that they would like to shift the financing to academic 
shoulders; others contend that if they were relieved of this 
they would be inveigled into some other charitable enterprise, 
and that they might as well be raising money for the Children's 
Hospital under its present status as for anything else. 
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Almost every day of the week finds the hour for tea like- 
wise striking the moment for the orchestra leader to raise his 
baton for the dance music to begin. Many of the belles from 
town attended the Tuesday dansant at the Presidio, among 
those who accepted the escort of officer-beaux being the Misses 
Edith Rucker, Laura Pearkes, Dorothy Deane, Corennah de 
Pue, Elva and Lois Crosby. 

January 23, 191b. 

and California Advertiser 


The dansant at the St. Francis brought out the usual number 
of gay and festive spirits who laid down the cares of the day 
for an hour or two of wholesome fun in the measures of the 
dance. The Fairmont dansant was the rendezvous for the 
congenial groups who foregather there, taking this occasion for 
visiting their friends at other tables, keeping up their dancing 
technique and altogether extracting the maximum of pleasure 
out of the last hours of the day. The dansant at the Palace 
shows a great many reservations for this Saturday, the younger 
sets from all around the bay and from down the peninsula way 
showing no inclination to forego the pleasures of these affairs, 
which have made such a place for themselves in the social life 
of the city. 


The ball given by the Young Men's Hebrew Association at 
the St. Francis last Saturday night proved one of the most suc- 
cessful social events of the season. The colonial and Italian 
ballrooms were filled by the dancers, while the boxes were oc- 
cupied by beautifully gowned matrons. The fun of the evening 
was supplemented by many gay dinner and supper parties 
given both at the hotel and at downtown cafes. It is estimated 
that the attendance was between 1,000 and 1,500, and that 
fully $4,000 was realized. This money will be devoted to ex- 
panding the philanthropic, social and educational activities of 
the association. 

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What a riot of fun was enjoyed at the Oakland Press Club 
performance at the Macdonough Theatre last Sunday night. 
Members of the newspaper fraternity were there en masse, and 
enthusiastically applauded the self-styled amateur actors. There 
was no confetti scattered, nor was there any serpentine thrown 
upon the stage, but that was all that was lacking to make it a 
'carnival. Winifield Blake had a splendid opportunity of show- 
ing his ability as a stage manager. He occupied one box with 
friends while his wife, Maude Amber, occupied the opposite 
box. Both had their parts to play from their respective boxes. 

After the presentation of a toy black cat, tied with a huge 
red ribbon, which was presented by the President of the San 
Francisco Press Club, the orchestra struck up a sort of funeral 
dirge — or to be more exact, it sounded like New Year's eve 
in Chinatown. Winifield shouted from the box : "Who spilt the 
sour milk? where is the leader?" With that remark, the curly 
headed musician made his appearance with due apologies to 
the stage manager. From that moment the farce began. Maude 
Amber, in a beautiful blue silk gown, was obliged to mop up 
the floor after a huge piece of ice was dropped. She did it 
gracefully, and seemed quite at home in her new role. The 
entire performance was a joke, and no one took any part of it 

u S » 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralston White, who formerly resided in Ber- 
keley, are making their home in Mill Valley. Their home is 
called "The Garden of Allah," and is one of the most attractive 
homes in the resort. A few months ago the couple enjoyed a 
unique honeymoon tramping through the mountains in khaki 
suit and high boots. Mrs. White was the popular Ruth Boericke. 
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Boericke of San Francisco, 
prior to her marriage, and was one of the sought-after belles. 
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Lorin Tryon, the son of a wealthy cotton merchant of San 
Francisco, is quite fond of the Piedmont debutantes. Last 
week, Lorin sent his limousine across the bay to the home of 
several belles in upper Piedmont, where his chauffeur called 
on the beautiful girls and drove them to the Columbia Theatre, 
where they were the complimented guests at a box party. Young 
Tyron proved himself an excellent beau, and is one of the gal- 
lant swains of the smart set. Those who were included in the 
party were Miss Carmen Ghirardelli, Alfreda Wright and Aileen 


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There was no ragging at the last Southern Cotillion held at 
Hotel St. Francis. It is composed of the leading South 
ern set of San Francisco and of the bay region. The 
"Dan Tucker," one of the Southern dances, was the most popu- 
lar dance with the merry-makers upon that occasion. The 
quaint gowns worn by the beautiful maidens were feasts of 
beauty. The "rippling" bell skirts (without the hoop) attracted 
no end of comment, and the dainty, snugly fitting waists made 
an odd contrast. The extreme styles have not generally been 

introduced into society, but it is rumored that at the next 
ball a galaxy of "1840" creations will be seen. 

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__ Miss Ethyl Graham, daughter of Judge Graham of San 
Francisco, entertained recently in honor of Edmee Artigues, at 
her home, 2368 Vallejo street. 

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The management of the Hotel St. Francis announces 
the inauguration of dancing in the Rose Room on week-day 
evenings, commencing Monday, January 25th. Dinner and 
supper will be a la carte, and dancing will begin at 9 o'clock. 
Evening dress will be required. Entrance may be gained either 
at Geary street or through the hotel. 
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An event that is being looked forward to with great interest 
is the hop to be given by the officers of the Coast Artillery 
Reserves at their new armory, Friday evening, January 29th. 
This is the first of a series of social affairs planned for the 
coming spring, and no expense or effort is being spared by the 
officers to give their friends an enjoyable evening. The hand- 
somely furnished assembly rooms are being specially fitted for 
the occasion, and the Coast Artillery Band will furnish the 
music. The new armory fills a long felt want, as the old tem- 
porary structure on Van Ness avenue afforded no place for these 
delightful little affairs, which give a relaxation, as it were, 
from the sterner military duties. But a limited number of in- 
vitations are being sent out, and the favored ones are already 
counting the days. 

Lieutenants James D. Murphy, Martin C. Walton and Maleo 
Games are in charge of the arrangements. 
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Representative women from the various organizations of San 
Francisco hope to make The Dansant at the Palace Hotel, 
Saturday afternoon, February 6th, from four to seven o'clock, 
one of the greatest successes of the season, and the ensuing 
funds will be devoted to bringing the Child Labor Convention 
and Exhibit to this city during the Exposition. It will be neces- 
sary to raise $2,000, one-half of the sum required for such a 
convention, when such well known speakers as Jane Addams, 
Dr. Felix Adler, Dr. Anna Strong and other authorities will 
address those in attendance. Miss Mildred Levy has done a 
striking poster depicting a little boy and girl appealing for 
help, which will be used in announcing the dansant, at which 
the floor managers will be William Lange, Robert Eyre and 
Edward Greenway. Mrs. Lee Rubens has the event in charge, 
and she will be assisted by a number of prominent society 
ladies. Table reservations may now be made at the Palace 


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The card party which is to take place Friday afternoon, 
January 29th, in the Rose Room of the St. Francis Hotel, is 
the third of a series of card parties which the Ladies' Auxiliary 
of the Mary's Help Hospital free clinic are giving to assist in 
raising funds for this worthy institution. This affair was to 
have taken place on January 10th, but was postponed on ac- 
count of the death of Archbishop Riordan, and therefore will be 
the last of the series to be given before the Lenten season. 
Mrs. E. F. Conlon will be chairman of the reception committee. 
and will be assisted by many prominent society ladies. 

It is a positive delight to see any one perform pro- 
ficiently any act requiring skill, and those who were present 
at Techau Tavern last Wednesday evening were fortunate in 
witnessing the very beautiful and graceful exhibition dances 
of Mr. Robert Carville and Miss La Marr, late dancing stars 
of the musical comedy success. "The Tango Tea." This first 
appearance at the Tavern of Mr. Carville and Miss La Marr 
was coincident with the Informal Dansant given on the new 
maple dance floor in the center of the main cafe. The carnival 
spirit ruled throughout the evening, and the very evident en- 
joyment of the guests was enhanced by the distribution of fun- 
making souvenirs to all. Mr. Carville and Miss La Marr will 
appear at the Tavern every afternoon between four and five. 
and every evening between eight and eleven-thirty in exhibi- 
tion dances, giving their charming interpretations of the very 
latest ballroom favorites. They will also dance with those 
ladies and gentlemen who so desire, teaching them, without 
charge, the most modern steps. 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 23, 1915. 

GOSLINER-WEISS. — Mrs. N. A. Gosliner announces the betrothal of her 
daughter. Miss Martha Gosliner, to I^ewis W. Weiss. They will be 
at home to their friends Sunday. January 31st,. at 152S Sutler street 
INGELS-SHARON. — The engagement of Miss Hazel Ingels, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ingels of Oakland, to Robert Sharon, was an- 
nounced this week. Miss Ingels is a graduate of University of Cali- 
fornia and is one of the attractive girls in local society. Her fiance 
is a son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Sharon of Pied it. and be- 
longs to one of the best-known families in the State. His father Is 
a cousin of Frederick Sharon of Menlo Park, and Lady Hesketh of 
England. He is a brother of Mrs. Herbert Hamilton Brown, Mrs. 
Harry Parr, the Misses Esther and Ruth Sharon. Sharon is a Kiadu- 
ate of Tale, and is now connected with a large concern In Sun Fran- 
cisco. The wedding will take plate In May 
L1TTLE-WARREV— LITTLE-HILLS.— A pleasant surprlsi was given to 
the friends of the Misses Mildred and Myrtle Little when at an af- 
ternoon given at the home of their mother. Mrs. W. II- Little, on 
Scott street, an announcement was made of their betrothal to Mi s STS . 
Harry Oliver Warren of this city, and Roy Hills of Boston. Both 
young ladies have figured prominently in the younger social set this 
winter, and have been the center of attraction at the many func- 
tions they have attended. Mr. Warren is a son of tie- late Charles 
A. Warren, of the firm of Warren & Malley, and is now vice-presi- 
dent of that company. He is well known here, especially in club 
circles. Mr. Hills is connected with the Wendling Lumber Companj 
PICKERING-WILLIAMS.— Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Pickering announce 
the engagement of their daughter, Miss Rhoda Pickering, and Tenney 
Williams of Tucson, Arizona. The bride-elect is a sister of Mrs. Julius 
Kruttschnitt. Jr., the former Miss Marie Pickering. Her many friends 
will regret that her marriage will take her so far from San Frani Isco. 
Miss Pickering received her education at the Academy of the Sacred 
Heart in Menlo Park, and has since passed much of her time In 
travel, having visited practically every country of the Orient, as well 
as having made frequent trips to various cities of the East and 
South in the United States. It was while on a visit to Mrs. Krutt- 
schnitt in Tucson, where the latter has resided for several years, that 
she met her fiance. Mr. Williams is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
W. Williams of San Jose. He is a graduate of Stanford University, 
but has made his home for some years in Tucson, where he is the as- 
sistant cashier of the Consolidated National Bank. He recently en- 
joyed a brief visit in San Francisco, and was a guest at the home of 
Mr. and Mrs. Pickering in Broadway. The wedding will be very quiet, 
and although no definite date has been set for it, it will take place 
before Lent. 
PIITZMAN-HENDRICKSON.— The engagement of Miss Elsa TuUman to 
Albert A. Hendrickson was announced last week by means of be- 
trothal cards sent through the mails to the friends of the couple. The 
bride-elect is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Putzman of Alameda, 
and a sister of Miss Anita Putzman, the well known singer. She be- 
longs to one of the pioneer families of Alameda. Hendrickson is tie- 
son of Mrs. Anna Hendrickson of Oakland, where he and his bride 
will make their home after their wedding, which will lake place next 

MARSDEN-SBARBORO.— Invitations have been issued for the marriage 
of Miss Lucie Mary Marsden. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fred- 
erick Marsden. and Remo Earl Sharboro. It will be solemnized on 
the evening of February 10th at St. Mary's Cathedral. 
READ-PARTRIDGE. — At the marriage of Miss Vesta Read and John 
Frederick Partridge, which will be solemnized on tie evening of 
February 11th, Miss Gwyneth Read, a sister of the bride, will be maid 
of honor, and little Miss Dorothy Hanks, a nelce of Miss Read, will 
be the flower girl. The wedding will take place at the home of Miss 
Read's aunt, Mrs. Abbott Hanks, on Pacific avenue, and will he 
witnessed only by relatives and a few Intimate friends. The cere- 
mony will be performed by Rev. Caleb Samuel S. Dutton. pastor of 
the First Unitarian Church. 
STONE-BETRNARD. — Although no definite date has been set for the wed-' 
ding, society will be interested to learn that Miss Harriet Stoni 
Dr. Harold D. Bernard of Sacramento will be married the lattei pari 
of March. It will be' an evening affair, and will take place at the 
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Egbert Stone, on Broad- 
way. The bride will have five attendants. Her two sisters, the Misses 
Marion and Dorothy Stone, will be the maids of honor, and another 
sister, Mrs. Grayson Hinckley, will act as matron of honor. The two 
bridesmaids will be chosen later. Dr. June Harris of Sacramento will 
be the best man. Miss Harriet Stone will leave on January 29th for 
Sacramento, where she will be the guest of Dr. and Mrs. June Harris 
for ten days. 

KEBNAN-FRAITCOMPRE. — The marriage of Miss Inez Fraucompre and 
W. J. Keenan took place last week on Thursday at Sacred Heart 
Church, Rev. Father McQualde officiating. Mrs. Keenan is the 
youngest daughter of Mrs. I. Fraucompre. and the late Alfred Frau- 
compre, once editor of the Franco-Californian. She Is a granddaughter 
of Count de la Rouclere, and Is also related to Admiral de la Rou- 
clere C. Noury, well known in French history. Mr. Keenan Is the 
second son of Hugh Keenan. The couple will reside In this city after 
an extended honeymoon trip. 

MAY- VON RATH.— The San Francisco friends of Miss Cecilia Jacqueline 
May were somewhat surprised to learn of her marriage during the 
past week to Lieutenant Wilhelm von Rath, Jr., in Berlin. The young 
woman is a neice of Mrs. William Babcock. and has many friends in 
society here. 


BROWN. — Mrs. Caspar Brown entertained a number of friends at an 
Informal tea Thursday at her home in California street in honor of 
her mother, Mrs. Drury Melone of Napa, who is spending the winter 
In this city. 

GRAHAM. — Miss Edmee Artlgues was the guest of honor at a tea which 
Miss Ethyl Graham gave on Wednesday. Miss Graham was assisted 
in receiving by Misses Louise Martin, Lillian Catts of Stockton. Anita 
Flahaven and Doris Bornemann. 

MOONEY. — Mrs. Squire V. Mooney will entertain some of her friends at 
a lea at her home this Saturday afternoon, entertaining in honor of 
the Misses F.lizaheth and Marcia Fee. 


BERENDEN. — Mrs. Joseph C. Berenden gave the first of a series of 
bridge luncheons at her home Wednesday afternoon, and will give 
another next week. 

CHAPMAN.— -Miss Alice Chapman's home In Arguello boulevard was the 
setting for a delightful luncheon Wednesday afternoon. Miss Chapman 
entertained in honor of the Misses Elizabeth Bull and Vesta Read. 

GH1RARDELLI.— Tuesday afternoon Miss Carmen Ghirardelli entertained 
a group of the younger matrons and girls at luncheon at her home in 

LA MONTAGNE.— Misses Jean Wheeler and Julia Van Fleet were the 
complimented guests at a luncheon on Thursday given by Mrs. Clin- 
ton la Montague at the Franelsca Club. 

NICKEL. — Miss Beatrice Nickel gave a luncheon Wednesday at her home 
In Laguna street. 

NOCKOLDS. — General and Mrs. Elward J. McClernand. who arrived re- 
cently in San Francisco to pass the winter, were the guests of honor 
at a luncheon at which Mrs. Coleman Nockolds was hostess at her 
home at the Presidio. Twelve guests enjoyed the affair. 

HENSHAW. — Mrs. Frederick Henshaw and her daughter. Miss Elinor 
Tay. entertained some of their friends Tuesday afternoon In honor 
of Mrs. Fritz Henshaw, daughter-in-law of Mrs. Frederick Henshaw, 
who, with her husband, is here from Honolulu. 

MAILLARD. — Miss Marian Leigh Malllard gave a dinner on Friday even- 
ing at her home in Gough street. 

MOFFITT. — The home of Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Moffltt, on Broadway, was 
the scene of an enjoyable dinner on Friday evening. 

PEIXOTTO.- Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Peixotto were hosts at a charming 
dinner this week at their home In Washington street In honor of 
Horatio Anasagasti. commissioner general to the Exposition from the 
Argentine Republic. The table was decorated with blue and yellow, 
the national colors of the Argentine. Those present were: Mrs. A. C. 
Nahl, the Misses Phyllis de Young. Elinor Tay, Jessica Peixotto. 
Messrs. Richard Tobln, Henry Hadley. Otto Wadsted, Percy Tosi- 
tano and Maurice Hall. 

SHERWOOD.— Mr. and Mrs. William R. Sherwood gave a dinner party 
at the Fairmont Tuesday evening In honor of Miss Leslie Miller. Their 
guests Included the Misses Emilie Tubbs, Marian Lee Malllard, Mary 
Donohoe. Mr. and Mrs. C. O. G. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clarence 
Breeden and the Messrs. Frederick Van Slcklen, Dr. Henry Horn. 
William I.iTi-.ttt and l-Mward L. Eyre. 

SHERMAN. — TJr. and Mrs. Harry Sherman asked a few friends to share 
their hospitality at dinner Thursday evening, the affair taking place 
.il their home in Jackson street, 


ANDERSON. — Mrs. Frank I'. Anderson entertained sixteen guests at her 
table at the dansant at the Fairmont Monday. 

BISHOP. — Mr, and Mrs. Roi Bishop entertained at the Fairmont dansant 
on Tuesday a little coterie of their friends In honor of the latter's 
parents. Mr. and Mrs, T. H. Wheeler of New York. 

BLANDING. — Mrs. Gordon Blanding entertained a dozen guests at the 
dansant at the Fairmont Hotel Monday. 

BUCK. — Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Buck were hosts at a party at the 
Fairmont, entertaining in honor of Mrs. Buck's father, C. B. Za- 
brlske of New York. 

GREENWOOVi. — From across the bay Mr. and Mrs. George D. Greenwood 
entertained a debutante party In honor of their daughter. Miss 
Suzette Greenwood, at the dansant at the Fairmont Tuesday. 

TUBBS. — Mrs. William Tubbs presided at one of the largest of the 
parties given Monday afternoon for the "the dansant" at the Fair- 
mont Hotel. 


FAIRMONT HOTEL. — One of the most brilliant functions of the winter 
season was the dinner dance at the Fairmont Tuesday evening. It 
was the first entertainment of a series of four, arranged by the man- 
agement of the hotel, and society was well represented. 

OMART. — In compliment to Miss Lucie Marsden and her fiancee. Reml 
Sbarboro. Misses Marie and Vera Omart will be hostesses at a 
dancing party to-night. 

PISCHER. — The Misses Tnez and Zepha Plscher gave a dance on Friday 
evening at their home in California street. Miss Norma Burling of 
Coronado was the honored guest. 

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VAN WYCK. — Mr. and Mrs. Sidney V. Van Wyik. .It . have been glvlnf 
a series of informal dancing parties on Wednesday evenings at their 
home in Lyon street. This Tuesday evening the Dutch Consul and 
his wife, Mr. and Mrs H. a. Van C. Torchlana, were honored guests. 

ST. FRANCIS. — The "the dansant" at the St. Francis Hotel Monda; 
afternoon was enjoyed by a large number of the smart set. The new 
"fox trot," as danced by Miss Elsie Smith and Ralph MeFayden, 
created much interest, this being the first time it has been seen in 
San Francisco. It is much slower than the "trot" that has been 
in vogue, and promises to be even more popular. 


i.'UOTHEHS. — The home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Graham Crothers on 
Pacific avenue was the setting for a musicale and reception Thurs- 
day evening. 

PETTIS. — On Wednesday evening, Ashley Pettis gave a reception and 
musicale at his studio on Grove street in honor of Mr. and Mrs. 
Arthur Feckensher, who are recently arrived from Berlin. 


MAGUIRE. — Miss Grace Maquire gave a tea and theatre party on Wed- 
nesday in compliment to Miss Lucie Marsden and Remi Sbarboro, 
who are to be married on February 10th. 

MARSDEN. — Miss Lucie Marsden and Remi Sbarboro, whose marriage 
will take place February 10th at St. Mary's Cathedral, were the guests 
of honor at a theatre party given last Saturday evening by Mrs. 
Henry Frederick Marsden. 

WRIGHT.— Miss Helen Wright will give a theatre party on Saturday in 
honor of Miss Louise McNear. 

CROTHERS. — Mrs. Thomas Graham Crothers was a bridge hostess on 

Thursday afternoon, the affair taking place at her home in Pacific 

GARDNER. — Mrs. John H. Gardner, wife of Colonel Gardner, was hostess 

at a beautifully appointed bridge tea Tuesday afternoon. Her home 

on Clay street was artistically decorated with yellow chrysanthemums 

and greens. At the conclusion of the game Mrs. Edward J. McCler- 

nand, wife of General McClernand, poured tea. 
McNAB. — Mrs. James M. McNab was hostess on Thursday and Friday of 

this week at two bridge parties. 


DOUGHERTY. — Lieutenant Lewis Dougherty, U. S. A., and Mrs. Dough- 
erty, who have been stationed in Texas for several months, arrived 
in San Francisco last week, and are the guests of Mr. Dougherty's 
parents, General and Mrs. William E. Dougherty, at their home in 

DUTTON. — Social affairs, formal and informal, are being planned in honor 
of Mrs. Samuel E. Dutton, who arrived recently in San Francisco to 
be the guest for the coming year of her sister, Mrs. Russell Wilson. 

FARQUHARSON. — Mrs. Charles Farquharson returned Monday night 
from the southern part of the State, where she has been for several 

FOSTER. — Mr. and Mrs. Winslow James Foster have returned from their 
honeymoon trip, and are guests of the former's mother. Mrs. Julia 
B. Foster in Berkeley, until their home In Alameda is ready for 

GREENHOOD. — A cordial welcome is being extended to Miss Frames 
Greenhood, who has returned to her home In Pierce street, after a 
lengthy absence in Europe and the East. 

HERKOMER. — Mr. and Mrs. Herman Herkomer of London an 

ing a cordial welcome in society here, having come to California to 
reside until the conditions abroad are more serene than at present 

HOYT. Mrs. Ralph Hoyt of Portland and her children arrived In San 

Francisco Friday from New York, and will be here for the next six 

KALANIANAOLE. — Princess Kalanianaole, wife of the Hawaiian dele- 
gate to Washington, arrived Tuesday from Honolulu on the Matso- 

nlan. Until the Princess Itac" b ipartment she will be a 

guest at one of the hoi 

LOMBARD. — Gay Lombard] has arrived in San Francisco from his home 
in Portland, and will he here for A fortnight or longer. 

MAILLAKD.— Ernest MaiUard, who has been in Los Angei 

business for some months, has returned to San Francisco to make 
his home here permanently. 

McKITTRICK. — Captain and Mrs William Holmes MoKittriek lia 

from their ranch in BakerBfield, and are at the Fairmont Hotel for a 


McIVOR. — Major and Mrs. George W. Melvor and their children arrived 
last week on the transport from the Philippines, and are enjoying a 
visit with Mrs. W. R. Smedberg and Mr and Mrs. Charles N Fel- 
ton, Jr. 

MOORE.— Mr. and Mrs Pierre Moore are home again after a delightful 
visit In Honolulu, where they were extensively entertained by their 
hospitable friends. Mi. and Mrs Moove are residing at the home of 
Mr. and Mrs Carl Wolff, who expect to leave shortly for a visit In 
the East. 

MYRTLE.— Mr. and Mis Frederic* S. Myrtle have temporarily abandoned 
Ross Valley to pass a month or so In the city. They are local 
•:853 Green stre-t. th< : Mrs. Myrtle's mother. Mrs 

J. Bucknall. who is on a visit to her sister. Mrs John P. Jone*. In 
I^os Angeles. 

WHEELER.— Miss Olive Wheeler, who has been the guest of 

Mrs. Frank Lusk at Missoula. Mont . has returned to h*r home In 
San Francisco. 


CROCKER, Miss Ethel Crocker is en route to New 5Tork with her sister, 
Miss Helen Crocker, the latter io continue her studies In school and 
the former to devote her time to music under Mme. Marcella Sem- 

MITCHELL. — Mrs. Norton Mitchell Is In Coronado, where she will spend 
the next few weeks. 

LEE. — Mr. and Mrs. Cuyler Lee left this week for New York. They plan 
to be away about three weeks. 

BERRY.— The dame which Mrs. J. L. Berry had planned for this Friday 
night in honor of her daughter, Miss Dorothy Berry, lias been post- 
poned to February 3d at Century Club. 
CRITTENDEN. --Mrs. Kirby Crittenden and Mrs. George Williams will 
leave about March lsi for San Diego, where they will join Lieutenant- 
Commander Crittenden and Captain Williams for the slay of the 
U. S. S'. Cleveland at that port. 
DETRIC1C. — Mrs Bowie Detrick is entertaining as her house guest her 

niece. Miss Helen Bowie. 
EDDY. — Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Eddy will spend the early spring and sum- 
mer here, arriving within a short time. 
FLOOD. — Mrs. James L. Flood will entertain some of her friends at a 

luncheon party on next Monday. 
FOUTE. — Miss Augusta Foute left Monday for Menlo Park, and will pass 

the week end as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Sharon. 
GARCEAL'. — Mrs. Alexander Garceau is leaving soon tor Honolulu to visit 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dillingham. 
GERSTLE. — One of the enjoyable affairs of next week will be the dinner 
at which Mr. and Mrs. Mark Gerstle will preside Monday evening at 
their home on Washington street. 
HATHAWAY. — Miss Marie Hathaway will be the complimented guest at a 
tea given on Friday afternoon, January 29th, by Mrs. Walter Scott 
Franklin at the Fairmont Hotel. 
HOPKINS. — Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Hopkins and Miss Lydia Hopkins have 
taken an apartment at Stanford Court, where they are now settled. 
JUDSON. — Mrs. Ella A. Judson is directing the plans for a big dinner 

dance to be given at the Forum Club on the 30th of this month. 

MARDI GRAS BALL. — Lansing Tevis. Dean Witter and Daniel Volkmann 

are among those who will be In the court of Miss Anne Peters when 

she is queen of the March G-ras ball on the evening of February 16th. 

NEWLANDS. — Senator and Mrs. Francis J. Newlands of Nevada are here 

visiting their various friends. They are at the Fairmont Hotel. 
NEWHALL. — Mr. and Mrs. George A. Newhall are In town for a few 

days and are occupying their home in Pacific avenue. 
I -EASE. — Mr. and Mrs Rli hard H Pease. Jr.. have given up their rooms 
at the Palace Hotel, and have taken an apartment In Sutter street. 
ROWAN. — Major and Mrs. \ndnw S. Rowan are visiting Mrs. John Mer- 
rill at Menlo. 
SHARON.— Mrs. Frederick Sharoi ued invitations for a luncheon 

for the 26th. at the Palace Hotel, In honor of Miss Augusta Foute. 

9TONBY.— Miss Florence si v will be hostess at an informal dinner 

Friday evening, February 5th, al her home in Clay street. 
TEVIS. --Mr and Mrs Lloyd Tevis are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Richard 

Girvin at Menlo Park. 
'I'lLXEY — Mr and Mrs. Rob) rt ["1 m whose marriage was an event of 
December In At 1 route to Honolulu, where part of 

VAK1CK. — Among the enjoyable affairs scheduled for next week is the 
luncheon over which Mrs Squire Varick Mooney will preside at her 
home in Broadv- 
WOOSTEK.— The many Mends of Mis Philip Wooster are looking for- 
| to her visit in San Francisco With her two daughters she 

will leave New Jfork 1st. 

WOODS. Mis Meyei W hi haa Issued invitations for a luncheon on 

the afternoon ol Janu I her apartment In Pacific a 

ZE1LE- v tfrs, Talbot ' 

Walker at their E 

Mr. Carl Leonhardt. proprietor of the well known Casino, 

one of the most prominent resorts along the beach, announces 
the arrival from Milwaukee of the famous Trio de Luxe, Al- 
wood, Duncan and Wilber, who are supported in their enter- 
taining by Joe Rampone, pianist. These entertainers started 
a new contract with Leonhardt last Sunday night, and have 
proved a great success. The dance music is the latest and 
highest class. The Trio de Luxe formerly performed in New 
York, Chicago and Milwaukee. Mr. Leonhardt is to be con- 
gratulated on obtaining these excellent performers. 



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San Francisco News Letter 

January 23, 1915. 



The Orpheum. 

The laughing honors this week are carried off by Jimmy 
Barry. He brings with him his screamingly funny act, "The 
Rube," which he made us acquainted with on a previous visit. 
It stands repetition, in fact seems funnier than ever. Barry's 
characterization is not a burlesque in any sense. He is ably 
assisted by Mrs. Barry. In the terpsichorean line, Alice Eis 
and Bert French bring with them a very artistic creation en- 
titled "The Dance of the Temptress." It enables this very 
talented couple to give a characteristic dance, full of wild 
abandon and dash. The scene itself is somewhat of a start- 
ling novelty, the background being composed of huge billows of 
what appeared to be mountains of ordinary soap suds. No 
matter what the composition, the effect was dazzling and won- 
derfully original. Bert French arranged the dance. The whole 
act is redolent of originality and novelty and a certain amount 
of daring. It is the best thing Miss Eis and Mr. French have 
ever shown us. The act scored a very large success. The 
musical honors on the bill are earned by Elsa Ruegger, the 
'cellist, who takes the place of Alfred Wallenstein. Miss 
Ruegger's playing has been appreciated by us on several oc- 
casions, and her artistic rendering of her various numbers is 
the signal for generous applause and a demand for more. Anna 
Chandler presents an act wherein she sings several songs in 
her own inimitable manner. Miss Chandler has ideas of her 

Kate Elinore and Sam Williams, at the Orpheum next week. 


"We obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 

own, and she makes this fact known to you. She sings her 
songs in a way entirely different from anybody else. That 
the audience likes this sort of thing was evidenced by the fact 
that she was recalled a half dozen times; in fact, she came 
very near making the big hit of the entire program. Of 
course Miss Chandler had to sing a song about our dear city 
and our Exposition. This is getting to be the regular thing 
nowadays with all singing turns at the Orpheum. As a matter 
of fact, we like to hear ourselves talked about and sung about. 
Wellington Cross and his partner, Lois Josephine, who have 
an act composed of song and dance and patter, also sing a 
song about us which we all liked. This pair of entertainers 
are out of the ordinary, and they manage to do what they have 
to do in a manner which is a trifle better than the usual song 
and dance teams. George McKay and Ottie Ardine are here 
another week, and again show us their medley of song and 
dance, and easily retain the favor of their audiences. Joseph 
Santley also remains over, and his act goes better than ever. 
The aerial Costas open the proceedings with an acrobatic 
act which has class written all over it. They do stunts which 
will make you gasp, and which to the outsider look extremely 
hazardous, and they do it all with ease and finish. It is a good 
act. Another athletic act closes the bill, Leo Zarrell and Com- 
pany. This is a trio of three chaps who do things a little dif- 
ferent from others. From beginning to end, the entire program 
is of unusual merit and remarkable uniformity as regards merit. 

Paul Gerson. 

The Bevani Company in "Aida." 

The third week of Grand Opera at the "Alcazar" 
opened Monday night with a most creditable per- 
formance of Verdi's "Aida." Too much could 
hardly be said in praise of staging, costumes and 
ensemble, while the principals responded to re- 
peated and insistent curtain calls in appreciation of 
their very meritorious work. Nor were the audi- 
ence content until Josiah Zuro had been brought 
forward to share the honors with the artists for his 
able leadership. 

Johanna Kristoffy gave a most intelligent inter- 
pretation of the Ethiopian slave girl, singing with 
a freshness of voice, a youthful quality, which with- 
stood the strain of Aida's exacting role, and re- 
mained sweet to the end. Particular mention should 
be made of certain delicious pianissimo notes. 

"Rhadames" (Castellani) won his audience with 
"Celeste Aida," but to my mind he did his best 
work toward the closing scenes, losing a certain re- 
straint and singing with a freer tone as the opera 
progressed. Perhaps, at times, he taxed his vocal 
powers, seemingly to the uttermost, but when did 
we ever have a tenor of his school who did not give 
his all, to his listeners? 

Miss Gentle's "Amneris" was dramatic, and she 
warmed to her task with much enthusiasm, quite 
carrying us with her to a realization that the sorrow 
over the fate of her betrayed lover was heart-felt. 
There was a mellowness about her tone at all times, 
even in the most trying passages. One charming 
thing was ever apparent — both the queen and her 
slave girl were fair to look upon — a tribute that 
could not always be paid to the opera stars we 
have enjoyed in the past, detracting seriously some- 
times, from the perfectness of the performance, al- 
beit they sang like the cherubim and seraphim. 

To the other members of the cast much praise is 
due, for each sang with earnestness most convin- 
cing. Particularly true is this of Di Biasi, whose 
natural vocal powers brought to mind a favorite 
of the old "Tivoli" days. 

Now just a word about the audience — where were 
the faces of all of our "music lovers," so conspicu- 

January 23, 1915. 

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ous by their absence? Are we going to lose our right to listen 
to itinerant opera companies by our lack of patronage ? To be 
sure there was a good house, but largely composed of our 
Italian colony! Here we have an opportunity to enjoy good 
clean rendition for. a nominal sum, and we, discoverers of 
Prima Donna are letting these worthy artists depart unheard. 
Can we afford to remain away ? 


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James J. Corbett, former world champion heavyweight, heads 
the Pantages bill this week with a fund of humorous reminis- 
cences of his pugilistic rambles in this country and Europe. 
The funniest of the many experiences he relates is perhaps one 
he had when he fought his final battle with Jeffries in the 
Mechanics' Pavilion here in San Francisco. Corbett lay 
stretched on the floor, taking the count. Just as the referee 
counted "eight," some one in the audience shouted : "Corbett, 
you are wanted on the telephone!" Corbett has a fine fund of 
breezy stories of this nature and is quite as interesting as a 
story teller as he was pugnacious as a pugilist, and his old San 
Francisco friends muster out in great number at Pantages every 
night this week to hear him. When applause is too deter- 
mined for the ex-pugilist to avoid a little curtain speech, Cor- 
bett gives the audience a spiel about the glories of the Exposi- 
tion, and then there is more applause. It is evident that he is 
quite as happy to be back in his old home as his numerous 
friends are pleased with his return. 

"Brothers" and "sisters" figure prominently in the program 
this week. There are the three Silbon sisters who do some 
amazing trapeze stunts, the two Transfield sisters whose novel 
musical offerings are excellent, and the three Baltus brothers, 
whose athletic acts are extraordinary in the extreme. The 
"Minstrels de Luxe" are five pretty girls who drive worry to 
flight with lively singing and dancing acts, and Skipper, Ken- 
nedy and Reeves crowd a mile of mirth and melody into fifteen 
minutes. A comedy sketch presented by Harold Holland and 
company is perhaps better written than acted. 

A. G. A. 

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Columbia. — Henry Miller's extension of his engagement at 
the Columbia will in no wise be too long a period in which to 
accommodate all those who will wish to see the charming per- 
formance of Jean Webster's comedy, "Daddy Long-Legs." The 
extra Friday matinees, in addition to the regular Wednesday 
and Saturday matinees and the Sunday evening performances 
will, by Saturday night, January 30th, round out a remarkable 
record of thirty-six consecutive presentations of the play, a 
record which smashes any and all ever made here at a high 
class Theatre. 

One of the early attractions for the Columbia Theatre is 
Rose Stahl, the popular star of the popular successes, "The 
Chorus Lady" and "Maggie Pepper." She is bringing her latest 
hit called "A Perfect Lady," by Rennold Wolff and Channing 

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Mrs. Caro in "Drama Travelogues." — One of the intellectual 
and artistic treats of the remainder of the winter will be a 
series of twelve readings of modern dramas, descriptive and 
illustrative of the life, manners and customs of the different 
countries, rendered by Josephine L. Caro. This will be Mrs. 
Caro's first public reading in San Francisco this season. Her 
interpretations of modern dramas have won for her an enviable 
reputation in the artistic world. Most of her renditions in this 
city have been in private salons to selected audiences. These 
public readings will be held in the art gallery of Paul Elder. 
239 Grant avenue, beginning Thursday, January 28th, and 
continuing weekly until April 15th. This series is known as 
"Drama Travelogues," and will include: America. "Romance.'' 
by Edward Sheldon; England. "The Mob," by John Galswor- 
thy; Ireland, "Patriots," by Lenox Robinson; Wales. "Change." 
by J. 0. Francis; France, "The Other Danger," by Maurice 
Donnay; Spain, "Marianna," by Jose Echegary; Italy, "Sacred 
Ground," by Guiseppe Giacosa; Austria, "Anatol," by Arthur 
Schnitzler; Germany, "Margot." by Hermann Sudermann; Bel- 
gium, "Pelleas and Melisand." by Maurice Maeterlinck; Hol- 
land, "The Storm Bird," by Donaert Von Elton; Norway, "La- 

Mrs. Caro, who will give twelve readings at Paul Elder's. 

boremus," by Bjornstijerne Bjomson; Russia, "The Sea Gull," 
by Anton Tchekoff; India, "King of the Dark Chamber," by 

Rabindranath Tagore. 

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Orpheum. — The Orpheum announces for next week another 
great new show which will have as its headline attraction Ching 
Ling Foo, a celebrated magician, and his company of ten ce- 
lestials in their marvelous legerdemain performance. One of 
the most attractive features of the act is the singing of Ching 
Ling Foo's seventeen-year-old daughter, Chee Toy, who is 
probably the only Chinese prima donna in the world who sings 
American songs. 

Kate Elinore and Sam Williams will appear in their delight- 
ful creation, "The Hunter and the Hunter-ess." 

The Schwarz Company, two foreign pantomimists, will pre- 
sent "The Broken Mirror," which possesses an idea that is 
carried out in a manner that causes great diversion. 

Jack E. Gardner has turned his back upon the lyric stage 
and has become a dramatic actor. His new departure is en- 
titled "Curse You Jack Dalton," and an exaggerated melo- 
drama of the old school acted upon a moving picture screen. 

The Danube Quartette, European casting marvels, are top- 
notchers in their line. 

Next week will be the last of Elsa Ruegger, the great 'cell- 
ist; Anna Chandler, who is making a tremendous hit with her 
ludicrous songs, and Alice Eis and Bert French in their terpsi- 

chorean sensation, "The Dance of the Temptress." 

• • • 

Symphony Concerts. — Albert Spalding, an American violin- 
ist and a great one, will be the soloist at the next subscription 
concert of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra on Friday 
afternoon, February 5th, and at a special Sunday concert of the 
orchestra at the Cort Theatre, Sunday afternoon, February 7th. 
Mr. Spalding will play Beethoven's great violin concerto at the 

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Friday concert and at the Sunday concert, Mendelssohn's glo- 
riously beautiful concerto with orchestral accompaniment, and 
a group of violin solos with the talented accompanist, Andre 
Benoist, at the piano. In addition to Mr. Spalding's numbers 
the Symphony No. 7 of Beethoven and Bantock's comedy over- 
ture, "The Pierrot of the Minute," will be given on February 
5th. At the Sunday concert the orchestra will play Franck's 
Symphony in D Minor, three pieces from "The Damnation of 
Faust," and the overture from Wagner's "The Mastersingers." 

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Tivoli. — "Mignon," the filmed version of the grand opera of 
the same name, will be shown on the screen at the Tivoli 
next week — the first time that the walls of the historic temple 
of song will have seen but not heard the famous old romance. 

Beatriz Michelena, daughter of Fernando Michelena, the 
noted Tivoli tenor of other days, will be seen in the title role 
in the photo-play. By an interesting coincidence, Miss Miche- 
lena will take, in the pantomime "Mignon," the role in which 
she created a musical sensation when •she was an operatic prima 
donna. This time she only acts; her voice is mute. 

Miss Michelena was given a flattering offer to sing during 
"Mignon" week at the Tivoli. This she was compelled to re- 
fuse on account of her contracts with the California Motion 
Picture Corporation, which is now busily engaged in filming 
Bret Harte's "Lily of Poverty Flat." 

The filming of "Mignon" represents an expense of over 
$100,000. Nothing was spared to make this the most beautiful 
specimen of motion picture photography which could be pro- 
duced. The result has been pronounced by competent critics 
to be an extraordinarily clear and artistic feature film. 

Charles Kenyon, author of Margaret Illington's success, 
"Kindling," wrote the scenario, and assisted in staging the pro- 
duction, and in this connection it is interesting to San Fran- 
ciscans to learn that the palatial homes of four wealthy Cali- 
forians were temporarily donated for "scenery." Some of the 
most beautiful sections of the "Mignon" film were photo- 
graphed on the country estates of Arthur W. Foster and Henry 
E. Bothin, at San Rafael; Mrs. Theodore F. Payne, at Menlo 
Park; and Eugene de Sabla, Jr., at Hillsborough. 

When "Mignon" is shown at the Tivoli next week, a delight- 
ful feature of the performance will be the playing of selections 
from the grand opera, accompanying the story on the screen — a 
novelty which charmed the exclusive audience which witnessed 
the premiere of the film at the St. Francis two weeks ago. 

* * * 

Pantages Theatre. — A. Burt Wesner, one of the best known 
characters on the American stage, with his own company will 
make his vaudeville debut at the Pai»tages on Sunday in Ed- 
ward Scott's charming playlet of domestic life entitled "Father's 
Way." Wesner was for over eight years leading character ac- 
tor of the Alcazar stock company, and won legions of friends 
and admirers by his superb performances. His versatility is 
boundless, as he has played light roles and heavy parts with 
the same ease. "Father's Way" is a touching story of a mother's 
love for a wayward boy who has left home besause he did not 
understand the ways of his father. Wesner enacts the part of 
an Irish contractor who has risen to wealth through hard work. 
He is the diamond in the rough, with a big heart, and though 
upbraiding the boy, who leaves home later, he loves his son 
with a yearning that he keeps to himself. May Nannery, an 
old favorite here, will play the mother, while Sidney Rainer and 
Hector Fasham have the roles of the two sons. The Twelve 
American Whirlwind Beauties are another splendid headliner 
on the bill. The girls display great acrobatic proclivities in 
their dancing, which runs the gamut from ballroom steps to 
the newest Parisian flings. Cora Simpson and company have 
a great comedy sketch dealing with women's rights, which has 
been one of the big hits of the bill. O'Neal and Walmsley, a 
twain of real funmakers, have a screamingly ludicrous talking 
act, entitled "Those Two Nuts." The Baker troupe of bicycle 
performers, and Mile. Remi and Signor Ballengeri in operatic 
duets, are other good acts. A special feature will be motion 
pictures showing the earthquake district in Italy. 

* * * 

Gaiety. — "Tillie's Punctured Romance" in film version, with 
Marie Dressier in the leading role, has made an amazing record 
at the Gaiety Theatre. It will be remembered that Marie 
Dressier occupied the boards at the same playhouse not so long 
ago, and created a furore with her whimsical personality. In 

the filmatized version, there is nothing lost of the humor that 
characterized the actress in the flesh; in fact, the films seem 
to bring out the facial expression and comical actions of Miss 
Dressier which are overshadowed when spoken words are used. 
"Tilly's Punctured Romance" is a scream from start to finish. 
The comedy will be shown again next week, making a three 
weeks' run in all. This breaks all motion picture records in this 
city. As a filler-in, motion pictures of the Auditorium ball are 
shown with the comedy, and as all San Francisco and his wife 
attended the opening festivities of the hall, they prove of 
unusual interest. Charles Chaplin, said to be the highest priced 
motion picture actor in the world, and Mabel Normand appear 
with Miss Dressier in "Tillie's Punctured Romance." 


One Week Commencing 
Sunday, January 24th 



Definitely establishing the San Francisco prima donna as the greatest 

and most beautiful artist now appearing in motion pictures. 

This production has an illustrious descent, first woven into story by 

Goethe in his masterpiece "Withelm Meister." Adapted to Grand 

Opera by Ambrotse Thomas and immortalized in motion pictures by 

Beatriz Michelena at her best. 

Scenario by Chas. Kenyon, Author of "Kindling." 

Produced under the personal supervision of Alex. E. Beyfuss. 




'. SA» t—K*G> 

Distributed exclusively through World Film Corporation. 


O'Farrell Street 

Bel. Stockton and Powell 
Phone Douglas 70 

Week beginning this 

C BUNGLING FOO, I lie World'! ("among Magician and His Company of 1" 
Celestials: KATE El.lNnKK & SAM WILLIAMS in " The Hunter and The 
Banter-ess: nil BROKEN MIRROR' presented by THE 8CHWARZ CO.i 
JACK E. GARDNER in the Travesty "I urse Yen Jack Dallon"; DANUBE 
QUARTETTE. Europe's Casting Marvel-: ELS \ RUEQGER, World's Greatest 
Women Cellist assisted bj ili> Celebrated Conductor Eilmumi Uchtenstein: 
Dance of The Temptress." 

Elvenlnp Prices, 10c 7" ■ > t Sun- 

days and hcl 26i 50c. PHONE DOUGLAS 70. 

Columbia Theatre 

i.'nrner Mason and Geary StPO i- 
Phone Franklin ». r »0 

The Leading Playhouse 


Popular Price Matinees Wednesday and Friday. 
Regular Matinee Saturday. 


Sunday Night, January _'i. 


will see the twentyeightii RECORD 

Pantages' Theatre 

Market Street Opposite Mason 

Commencing Sunday Afternoon January 34th 
Special Engagement of San Francisco's Favorite 

and HlB Own Company in Edward Scott's Chnrniing Playlet Of Domestic Life 

Best Qlrl Act: Extra Motion Pictures Showing Desolated Earthquake District 

of Italy. 

January 23, 1915. 

and California Advertise! 



It is so much better when some one cares, 
It is so much brighter when some one shares 
The daily burden and stress and strife, 
So much sweeter to go through life 
Helping and caring— a husband and wife 
Bound in the glory of each in their way 
Lifting the shadows and gloom of the day. 

It is so much better when things you have done 
Have called forth a whisper of love and sun, 
Of tender affection and trust and light, 
And you take up the day with a heart for the fight, 
And you take up the years with a spirit to go 
Wherever the bugles of circumstance blow, 
Because in her eyes there's the soft, olden glow 
Of love gleaming up through the mists of the night. 

To help you to help her, to bury your lies, 
To cast off your evil and stand forth a man; 
It is so much the wiser and happier plan 
To do with contentment the things that you can, 
In trust that is mutual and faith that life shares 
When love understands you and somebody cares. 

— Baltimore Sun. 


Beware the moon! Her soft and silvery splendor 
Is deep enchantment of a wondrous power 

Which makes the hardened anchorite grow tender 
And causes sudden sentiment to flower; 

She makes the plainest fair, the fairest fairer, 

She makes the heart beat fast, the senses swoon, 

And wise men hold her rays in deadly terror. 
Beware the moon! 

Beware the moon ! She stirs the tongue to utter 
Words indiscreet and better left unsaid; 

She makes the breast to heave, the heart to flutter, 
She puts the wildest fancies in the head. 

She plays the deuce with Tom and Dick and Harry, 
And O, the tender nothings that they croon! 

She tempts the crusty bachelor to marry — 
Beware the moon! 

"Beware the moon!" So say the cynics scheming; 

And yet — perhaps the moon is wiser still ; 
Perhaps the golden dreams she sets us dreaming 
Shall fill our souls, with joy's ecstatic thrill, 
She drenches all the world in silver's glamour. 

Youth calls to youth, and warm hearts beat in tune, 
Come out, my love, though all the cynics clamor : 
"Beware the moon!" 

— Berton Bralcy in Ainslee's Magazine. 


I met her in a bathing suit; 

Somehow, I've never felt the same, 
She'd always seemed so plump and cute — 
I met her in her bathing suit, 
Returning from a dip, to boot; 

And then the disillusion came! 
I met her in her bathing suit — 

Somehow I've never felt the same ! 

— Lippincott's Magazine. 


Last Wednesday there was a gathering of the Single Tax 
Society of this city at the Hof Brau restaurant, and the mana- 
gers of the gathering conceived the happy idea of varying the 
usual single tax discussion by securing the services of Sam 
Davis of the Forty Nine Camp to give them a talk on Mark 
Twain, Bret Harte and the other early literary lights of the 

Sam was properly invited, and at the appointed time dropped 
in at the restaurant and asked a waiter where the gathering 
was. He was conducted to a room where a lot of people were 
assembling for a feed. Sam looked over the crowd, but saw 
no familiar face. Over one hundred people filed in, but he 
was greeted by no one. The dinner went right on, and one 
speaker after another got up and spouted, but there was no call 
for the Nevada humorist. 

It finally dawned on Sam that he was in the wrong pew. He 
had been over an hour the uninvited guest of the San Jose Club, 
an organization embracing old residents of San Jose who were 
unfortunate enough to be compelled to live in San Francisco. 

Learning this, Mr. Davis stole away, and as he was slipping 
out as quietly as possible a waiter tapped him on the shoulder 
and reminded him that there 'was something coming to him. 

A few minutes later he was in another room explaining to 
his audience why he had been delayed. Some believed his 
story and some didn't. 

-Of the many beautiful and artistic calendars that have 

been issued for the year 1915, there are few that can compare 
in beauty of design and practical utility with the one issued by 
the Prudential Insurance Company of America. Mounted on 
pale brown pasteboard, the calendar proper is printed on fifty 
or more pages, ruled for memoranda. The cover design is a 
representation of the profile of a girl, done in an artistic 
blending of green and flesh-tints. It is truly a most acceptable 
calendar for the desk of the busy business man. 

"Hum, ho!" sighed the New Hampshire farmer, as he 

came in from down-town. "Deacon Jones wants me to be pall- 
bearer again to his wife's funeral." "Wal, you are going to be, 
ain't ye?" asked the farmer's better half. "I dunno. You know 
when Deacon Jones' fust wife died, he asked me to be a pall- 
bearer, and I did; and then his second wife died, and I was the 
same again. And then he married that Perkins gal, and she 
died, and I was pall bearer to that funeral. And now — wal, I 
don't like to be all the time accepting favors without being able 
to return them." — New York Evening Post. 

"Then you dont think I practice what I preach, eh?" 

queried the minister, in talking with one of the deacons at a 
meeting. "No, sir, I don't," replied the deacon; "you have been 
preaching on the subject of resignation for two years, and ye 
haven't resigned yet." — Tit-Bits. 

One solitary Chinaman armed with a revolver put five 

burly holdup men to flight the other night, and effected the 
capture of the leader. Afterwards the police charged the 
celestial with carrying a concealed weapon. He is now cogi- 
tating over the ways of the 'Melicans and wondering if it 
would not have been better for him to let the bandits rob and 
kill him. 

If a woman knows that a man knows what she is going 

to do next, she invariably does something else. 


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San Francisco News Letter 

January 23, 1915. 

Fashion's Fads and Frills 

January always calls for a refurbishing of one's winter ward- 
robe. Usually the clothes that have been bought in the fall 
for winter wear are beginning to look shabby and there is a 
general feeling of wanting something new. 

As the separate coat holds such a strong place in the up-to- 
date woman's wardrobe, it is safe to say that it is a new dress 
to be worn under this coat which she needs most. 

For this dress come many materials both practical and 
smart. At present the chosen fabric is covert in one of the 
light tan shades which it is always to be seen in. Simple of 
style are most of these frocks. I saw one not long ago with 
a plain bodice so short-waisted as to be almost Empire. The 
waist was double-breasted, buttoning on one side with round 
ball buttons covered with the material. The high military col- 
lar also buttons at the side 
with these buttons. The 
skirt is gored and flares at 
the sides. It is untrimmed 
and fastened to the waist 
with a four-inch belt. 

Another frock developed 
in beige-colored gabar- 
dine, a fabric which holds 
a strong place next to cov- 
ert cloth, I am using for my 
illustration. The waist is 
made becomingly surplice, 
with long, close-fitting 
sleeves. The skirt is the 
popular short length and 
very full. There is no belt, 
as the waist is worn over 
the skirt and finished like 
the old fashioned short 
basque at the normal waist- 
line. A cunning little hat 
which reminded one a little 
of a Scotch cap was worn 
with this dress. It was of 
the same color as the dress 
and trimmed with a band of 
grosgrain ribbon which 
ended in streamers in the 
back. A veil was worn 
over the hat, coming down 
well below the chin and al- 
lowed to float away from 
the face. 

Another material which 
is used for this type of 
f rock to wear beneath a 
top coat, for street or out- 
door wear, is serge. The 
finer weave of serge is best 
for a frock, as it is usually 
lighter of weight and more 
supple than the heavier 
twilled qualities. Navy 
blue is the most popular 
Beige-colored Gabardine is used color in this fabric at the 
for this Frock with Round Waist present time and is often 
and Full Skirt trimmed with black satin 

bands and satin-covered buttons. 

It may be an afternoon dress that this suppositious lady 
needs, a gown of frillier possibilities for dressy occasions — to 
wear to a reception, to an afternoon bridge party, to an infor- 
mal dinner and other similar occasions. A dress which would 
fit charmingly into any of these places is one of the Callot 
sisters' latest creations. The skirt is of midnight blue chiffon 
velvet. The front of the skirt is made with a tunic reaching only 
to a back panel which extends from neck to the edge of skirt. 
Where this panel and tunic meet, however, is not clearly de- 
fined, for the fulness is so arranged that it is hidden beneath 
a fold. The lower skirt, in one with the panel, is about two 
yards in width. The fronts and sleeves of the bodice are of 

blue chiffon over gold, while the back of the waist is the chif- 
fon velvet, and is cut with narrow belt-like extensions which 
meet in front directly over the waistline. 

Another frock which would be serviceable for the above- 
mentioned occasions is made of black charmeuse. The waist 
of this dress is long and loose-fitting, similar to a jumper, with 
a guimpe of brown chiffon, and a band of fur around the neck 
and the cuffs of the long sleeves. The skirt was long and full, 
faced up on the right side with the satin, giving the appear- 
ance of a hem on the right side instead of the wrong. At 
the top of this hem or facing was a cording. 

Probably the most difficult age to dress a girl is when she is 
between the ages of twelve to fourteen, and sometimes sixteen. 
She is too young for misses' clothes and too large for the girl's, 
and to reach the happy medium requires some thought and 
ingenuity on the part of the 

In the accompanying il- 
lustration is a dress which 
is particularly well adapted 
to these between-ages. The 
blouse is short and hangs 
loosely over the full, flared 
skirt. The high collar is 
trimmed with braiding, as is 
the bottom of the waist and 
the edges of the sleeves. 

Often mothers fail to 
realize that their daughters 
are growing up and con- 
tinue to keep their dresses 
short when it makes them 
look all legs, and a few am- 
bitious mothers err the 
other way and start to 
lengthen their daughters' 
dresses too soon. It is a 
happy medium which must 
be reached, and can only 
be attained by careful 
thought as to what is the 
most becoming length for 
the particular figure. If the 
girl is tall and slender she 
needs a different length 
from the short and stout 

There is a great hue and 
cry about buying cotton 
fabrics. The result is that 
there are many very hand- 
some cotton materials put 
on the market which can be 
used in the winter. Cordu- 
roy is a notable example of 
this. Stunning corduroy 
costumes with a luxurious 
trimming of fur defy the 
winter's cold and give the 
wearer the comfortable 
feeling of having done his 
best to support the home industry. 

Poplins, serges, gabardines are popular fabrics this season. 
Serge has become a standby — it may be bought as low as fifty 
cents a yard in narrow widths up to four and five dollars a 
yard for the wider widths. But the most popular of all suitings 
is covert. The colors are usually in the tan shades which seem 
to belong to covert cloth, but it is also made in other colors, 
such as dark blue, black and green. 

The newest fabrics show a silkiness of textures and supple- 
ness which makes them particularly susceptible to draping and 
soft folds. 

Braiding Trims this Service- 
able Serge Frock for the 
Young Girl 

_ If you wish to see the only genuine Monkey Fur in the 

city look in Marsh's window. Post and Powell streets. 

January 23, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 

World Movement for Peace 


By May Wright Sewall 

(Mrs. May Wright Sewall, who in the following article advo- 
cates a concerted movement by women of all nations to insure 
permanent world peace, is one of the most distinguished lec- 
turers of to-day. During the last 26 years, Mrs. Sewall has 
made twelve visits to Europe, totaling three and a half years of 
travel and observation in England and on the Continent, in in- 
timate association with publicists and progressive workers in 
many countries. Having the command of several languages, 
Mrs. Sewall has lectured before distinguished audiences in 
France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Great Britain, and her 
name is as well known in those countries as it is in the United 
States. Special inducements were offered by President Chas. 
C. Moore to secure Mrs. Sewall's presence at the Panama- 
Pacific Exposition, where she will give a series of lectures on 
international social problems. — Editor.) 

All agencies to prevent war or to mitigate its horrors have 
failed. Leaders of the Socialist party, distinguished diplomats, 
pacificists of every nationality, are all eager to confess that 
neither of the two objects for which all peace movements exist 
has been attained. The war now raging is devastating more 
lands and involves more nationalities than any preceding war 
known to either the present age or to antiquity. If one may 
credit the reports of victims in every land where this war is 
being waged one must believe that with the increased war 
enginery provided by the unfolding genius of man, has come an 
increase of barbaric cruelty. 

Who can stay the hand of the War God at the present mo- 
ment? Not diplomats, not heads of States: these are all in- 
volved in a way that forbids freedom of action. The only sec- 
tion of society free to act at the present moment are the women 
of neutral nations. The chief interests of women of all races 
in all parts of the world are identical. These are the interests 
of the heart and hearth; and women, who are the producers, 
in the first instance, of all armies, alone can speak with com- 
pelling voice to-day. That the womanhood of the world may 
have a platform for its free utterance in regard to war and 
for its free action in promoting peace, the Panama-Pacific In- 
ternational Exposition offers its auspices and a moral backing 
such as has never before been given to the peace cause. 

The Panama-Pacific International Exposition, unprecedented 
by any exposition in beauty of location, in attractiveness of ar- 
chitecture, in fascination of coloring and in charm of environ- 
ment, will appeal to the whole world. This exposition in its 
material aspects is an aggregation of proofs of the degree to 
which humanity is already internationalized on the material 
side. The material interests of every nation are inextricably 
interwoven. Besides the visible proofs of this, assembled 
on the Panama-Pacific International Exposition grounds, there 
is accumulated here in the preparation for over four hundred 
international and national congresses and conventions, to be 
held either within the city of San Francisco or within the ex- 
position grounds during the next ten months, a similar aggre- 
gation of proofs of the degree to which the intellectual and the 
social as well as the business interests of humanity are inter- 
locked. These statements imply an opportunity and an en- 
vironment for focusing all the numerous scattered expressions 
of the conviction that the hour for world peace has arrived 
which are springing up all over the country, and, one may say, 
all over the world. The necessity for a world movement to 
stop devastation of lands and slaughter of peoples is too evi- 
dent to need support by argument or by appeal. To the rea- 
sons already given for believing that the Panama-Pacific In- 
ternational Exposition furnishes the place and indicates the 
time where and when such a movement may receive an impulse 
that will be felt not only in every capital of the world, but in 
the remotest corner of every nation, I add the following: 

One finds here an atmosphere of sympathy with this move- 
ment; a prevailing desire to make the great exposition which 
celebrates the new union between the Americas, South and 
North, also an occasion for celebrating a new union of heart 
and motive among all the divided sections of humanity. 

I appeal to the women of the United States to consider their 
responsibility to the women of the war torn lands. Through re- 
lations already long established with many of them by means 
of international organizations working toward some goal found 
desirable by women of different nationalities, we women of 
the United States have formed warm and permanent friend- 
ships. The women of all these countries, bound hand and 
foot by the conditions prevailing in their own lands; by the 
work of men thrust upon them, as work of men always is thrust 
upon women in time of war; by grief and by anxiety, can now 
give their best efforts only to nursing the wounded, comforting 
the bereaved and carrying on their augmented labors. They 
cannot be expected, at least in any large numbers, to work ac- 
tively for peace at the present time ; but no one in all the world 
either wants peace or needs peace as do the women of the 
stricken nations. 

From the very best and strongest among the women of the 
countries at war have come letters asking : "What are American 
women doing at this time? Are you not to do something to 
stop this universal massacre, or if this is impossible, to pre- 
vent its recurrence?" 

To them we owe it to use the peace that we enjoy as an op- 
portunity for helping the whole world into the same condition 
and for helping it to make that condition permanent. 

The women of other neutral countries less favorably situated 
than ourselves are to a greater degree awake to the situation. 
The interests of small neutral nations are invariably menaced 
by the war that involves their large and powerful neighbors. 
In peace, and in peace only, is the safety of the small neutral 
State to be found. 

These women will give every aid in their power to a move- 
ment to arouse the entire world to the fact that war is the enemy 
of all its higher interests and peace the only friend of those 
great social, moral and civic reforms which the best women of 
all countries have been organized to develop. 

The International Conference of Women Workers is organ- 
ized on the most democratic plan. No other plan would suffice 
the needs of this hour. On the platform of this conference all 
women interested in the peace movement, whether representing 
peace organizations, or known as individual peace workers, 
will be welcome. Already a half-dozen programs for uniting 
the women of the world have been published. Already as many 
organizations that indicate the universal consciousness that the 
time has come for world action have been formed. Represen- 
tatives of all these will have an opportunity to present their 
respective programs, and it is not impossible that they may find 
that through their union the great world organization which 
they all seek may be effected. 

The Scotch minister rose and cleared his throat, but 

remained silent, while the congregation awaited the sermon in 
puzzled expectancy. At last he spoke : "There's a laddie awa' 
there in the gallery a-kissin' a lassie," he said. "When he's 
done ah'll begin." — Ladies' Home Journal. 




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Pr.ce SI 00. by Mail 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 23, 1915. 


A vigorous fight for a bill providing that all fire insurance 
companies shall file schedules of their rates with the State in- 
surance commissioner is promised by Senator Kehoe, of Cali- 
fornia. Another bill permitting the State to approve rates 
similar to one that focused a lively fight in the Senate two 
years ago when it was defeated by but four votes, was intro- 
duced Thursday of last week, having slipped in unnoticed. 
Commissioner Phelps is understood to be in favor of neither 
measure, but the agents' association is back of it, and will fight 
hard for its passage. 

m * • 

Manager Frank J. Devlin, manager of the Atlas and Man- 
chester in their Pacific department, gave a dinner and theatre 
party to his visiting specials last week following the annual 
conference. The special agents present were William Manning, 
Denver; A. E. Ehrhorn, Portland; H. R. Jackson, Los Angeles; 
E. K. Lower, Spokane; Craig Owens and F. H. Elster. Super- 
intendent of Agencies A. J. Penfield was also present. 
» * » 

The Board of Marine Underwriters of San Francisco has ap- 
pointed the following Commitee on participation and attendance 
for the "Insurance Week" festivities : J. B. Levison, marine 
secretary, Fireman's Fund; E. S. Livingston, assistant mana- 
ger, Aetna Insurance Company; W. E. J. Ord, British and For- 
eign Marine Insurance Company; J. J. Theobald, Canton In- 
surance Office; and H. Durbrow, La Fonciere Insurance Com- 

* * * 

For the third consecutive time the Liverpool and London and 
Globe leads all other companies in San Francisco premium re- 
ceipts having a total for the year 1914 of nearly $273,000, a 
gain of over $33,000. The Home is a close second with a total 
of nearly $229,000, and the Aetna third with $193,400. The 
Aetna made the largest increase over the total of the previous 

year, $44,360. 

* * * 

The Panama-Pacific International Exposition has designated 
August 12th as "National Association of Life Underwriters' 
Day." This will be the last day of the National Association's 
convention in San Francisco, and special features will undoubt- 
edly be arranged at the exposition grounds for entertainment 
of delegates on the evening of that day. 

* * • 

Guy Van Alstyne, who has secured much unfavorable noto- 
riety on the Pacific Coast as a professional promoter of insur- 
ance concerns, has filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy at 
Los Angeles. His assets are placed at $3,632 and his liabili- 
ties at $76,636. 

» * * 

A Victoria, B. C, justice holds that suit instituted against 
a policyholder for an unpaid premium must be brought in the 
name of the company issuing the policy, an agent having no 
authority to begin such action. 

* • • 

The California Insurance Department has licensed the 
Pacific National Fire Insurance Company of Sacramento, Cal. 
Organization of the company was effected at Fresno several 
years ago, and the principal office afterward was moved to 

* » « 

Harold W. Wheatley has been placed in charge of the Pa- 
cific Coast Casualty's recently established branch office in 
Oakland, Cal. 

* * * 

The Continental Casualty has appointed C. W. Comstock to 
succeed H. Blanks as its general agent for Southern Cali- 

* * * 

The principal cities of California will require all licensed 
jitney drivers to liability insurance in sums ranging from $5,000 
to $10,000 for the protection of passengers. 

On January 14th Governor Withycombe, of Oregon, an- 
nounced the appointment of H. Wells, Portland, as State in- 
surance commissioner to succeed J. W. Ferguson, the present 
incumbent. Wells will assume the duties of his office some- 
time during the present month. The position carries a salary of 
$3,500 per year, with an additional $500 for supervising the 
State auditing department. The appointment is a political one, 
Wells being a Republican and Ferguson a Democrat. 

* * * 

At the annual meeting of the Seattle Surety Association the 
following officers were elected: George W. Allen, president; 
W. B. Morris, vice-president; J. A. Cathgart, secretary; Sam- 
uel Melrose, treasurer. This is the sixth consecutive term 
which Mr. Allen has served as president of the association. 

» * * 

The Pacific Mutual Life has just been called upon to pay a 
policy of $50,000, which was carried by the late Frank West, 
who died at Stockton recently. 

Massachusetts Fire & Marine 
Insurance Co. 

Net Surplus 
Cash Capital 


- 373,208 

- 500,000 

Have just been granted a license to do 
business in California 



1863 1915 


Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. 

Capital $1,500,000 Assets, $10,000,000 


California and Saniome Streets. San Francisco, California. 

Pacific Coast Casualty Company 

(Best In the West) 

Employers' Liability ■ * leneral Liability. Tenuis, Elevator, Workmen's 
Collective. Vessels. Automobile. Burglary, Plate Glass, Accident and 
Health Insurance, Fldelitj and Surety Bonds. 

T. L. Miller, President: L. B. Hoge. General Manager Accident and 
Health Department. 

Head Office — Merchants' Exchange Building, San Francisco 

The Connecticut Fire Ins. Co. 




The Insurance Exchange, San Francisco 

Benjamin J. Smith, Manager Guy Francis, Asst. Manager 

The West Coast Life Ins. Co. 


A strong, well managed institution; organized under the rigid insurance 
laws of California. Its policy forms are clear and explicit, and define and 
guard the interests of policy-holders as do those of no other company. 
Ask any agent, nr write the company for sample of policy forms. 

The Home Insurance Company 

Organized 1863. Cash Capital. $3,000,000 

Insurance on personal effects of tourists and temporary sojourners any- 
where In I'nlted States. Canada and Mexico. Insurance against Iobs by 
Are. Aiitomnhl'e insurance. Indemnity for loss of rental Income by fire 
H. L. ROFF. General Agent. J. J. SHBAHAN. Ass't General Agent 

sri 8>momt Street, San Fnnclsco, Cal- 

January 23, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 


By R. R. l'Hommedieu. 

Motorlats Kick 

A fixed system to determine the horsepower rating of auto- 
mobiles upon which their State license tax is adjusted will be 
established by an act of the legislature if a wish of Governor 
Johnson is carried out. It is one of the issues with which mo- 
torists are chiefly concerned. 

"There has been a continuous stream of complaints from 
automobile owners against the rating formula used by the mo- 
tor vehicle department, and I have concluded the best thing to 
do is to let the law fix a system," said Governor Johnson. "And 
so while the legislature is in session we invite all automobile 
owners to send to the motor vehicle department, to the roads 
and highways committee, or to the executive office their pro- 
posals for a just way to establish a formula of rating." 

Venice to Have Auto Run 

"First Annual Venice, Cal., Grand Prix" is the official title 
adopted by the managers of the 300 mile road race planned for 
St. Patrick's Day on the Venice Parkway. 

Competing in name with two events embracing the world's 
auto class, the new sister intends to achieve superiority in qual- 
ity and permanence of location. The French Grand Prix is run 
over a very difficult course, and the American Grand Prix 
over any old road capable of giving it a day's lodgment. But 
this of Venice is to be always good, and always at home. 

In establishing the parkway for the course one turn has been 
eliminated by the authorities, affording an unequaled view of 
the route to spectators. 

Roads to Yosemlte to be Improved 

Representative Stephens and Raker and Henry W. Keller 
of Los Angeles, had a very satisfactory interview with Secre- 
tary of the Interior Lane regarding the improvement of auto- 
mobile roads in the Yosemite and approaching it. 

The Secretary assured his callers that he would do every- 
thing in his power to help get the improvements desired. The 
thing which is especially troubling motorists is the condition 
of the thirty miles of road between Mariposa and El Portal, 
which runs most of the way over lands of the forest reserve. 

Superintendent of National Parks Daniels has arranged to 
accompany the Congressmen to see Secretary of Agriculture 
Houston regarding the right of way over the forest reserves, 
and to ask him for funds to help improve the roads. 

It is also intended to ask the State of California to contribute 
something toward the expense of this piece of roadmaking. 
Every effort is being made to hasten this work, as it is ex- 
pected that many autoists will visit the State this year. In ad- 
dition to many visitors, there are 130,000 motor cars in Cali- 
fornia, about 60 per cent of them being in Southern California. 

Get Your Number 

Motor car owners must have a nineteen-fifteen number or a 
nineteen-fourteen number, and a receipt to show that they 
have sent for their 1915 number, or they must place their cars 
in storage and resort to other methods of travel. Such is the 
edict issued lately by Chief of Police Coyle of Fresno. 

No "license applied for tags" will be accepted as excuses, 
except on machines just purchased. These tags must be the 
regulation cards furnished by motor car dealers and must not 
be the home-made placards that many motorists have attempted 
to use. 

Colorado License Plates 

Following the example of several other States, Colorado 
next year will use license plates for automobiles sporting the 
colors of Colorado College — yellow and black. There are about 
16,000 _ cars in the State at present. The license fees differ 
according to the horsepower of the car, ranging from $2 to $10. 

• * * 

Gasoline Use In Detroit 

When Detroit's new bureau of inflammable materials begins 
work it will find that 1,000,000 gallons of gasoline are used in 
Detroit each month by 36,000 pleasure cars, 4,000 trucks and 
delivery cars, fifty dry-cleaning plants and 750 establishments 
where spots are removed. 

• * * 

Cars for the War 

On advices from Paris, bids are being asked on 6,500 trucks 
by a New York firm that is representing the French Government 
in some of its buying. The items on which bids are asked in- 
clude 3,000 trucks for four tons capacity, forty to forty-five 
horse power; 2,000 trucks of three tons capacity, thirty-five to 
forty horse power, and 1,500 trucks of two to three tons capac- 
ity, thirty-five to forty horse power. 

Lincoln Highway 

The Lincoln Highway Association is compiling for the use 
of transcontinental tourists the information obtained by its con- 
suls and officially appointed drivers when they proved con- 
clusively on November 27th that every mile of the 3,400 mile 
highways is open to automobile travel. Their reports show 
that more than 75 per cent of the distance from New York City 
to San Francisco is marked with Lincoln Highway markers 
every eighth of a mile. 

• • • 

Wanted an Option 

Arthur O. Moran, an undertaker of Detroit, is a young man 
who seems to have a great hungering for knowledge. Moran 
owns an automobile, and with his bump of curiosity working at 
high gear he wanted to find out how fast his machine could run. 
While he was engaged in this research work, a policeman on a 
motorcycle overtook him for speeding. The seeker after knowl- 
edge was before Judge Phelan to face the charge, but with his 
enthusiasm for the pursuit of the unknown still undimmed. 

"Twenty-five dollars' fine," said the court when he heard the 
officer's story, and after listening to Moran's vigorous, if not 
deft, handling of his own defense. 

"I want an option," roared Moran when the judge spoke. 

"Whatcha mean, option," said the judge. 

"I want to know if it's $25 OR— what? What would the 
jail sentence be? A man might be justified in staying in jail." 

"Thirty days," said the judge, stifling a yawn. 

"Oh," says Moran, "I'll pay the fine, then." 

"There is no fine," sighed the court. "Thirty days in jail. 
Mr. Clerk, the commitment papers." 

And away went Moran to the cooler, just because he insisted 
loudly in his demands for an "option." He got it. 

• • • 

Jitney 'Buses 

Drastic regulations for the autobuses are urged by Mayor 
Rose of Los Angeles, in a lengthy statement he filed with the 
council. The Mayor concludes that the city has the right to 
curb the "buses, and that they impose an additional burden on 
the streets not contemplated by the traffic laws. He stated that 
they are causing a loss of $60,000 a month to the railway com- 

• • • 

Change Made by Fink Tire Crmpary 

The Fisk Tire and Rubber Company have made the follow- 
ing changes in the San Francisco branch establishment: Mr. 
E. N. Merguire has been appointed San Francisco branch 
manager, and Mr. W. E. Bayless advertising manager. Both 
these gentlemen have been connected with the Fisk Tire Com- 
pany for many years, and are ably fitted for these new posi- 
tions, having a knowledge of the tire business in all its de- 
partments. Both are well known in business and club circles 
throughout this section of the State. 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 23, 1915. 

S. A. E. Investigating Road Transaction Formula 

In a report made to the Society of Automobile Engineers at 
its annual meeting, the Research Division of the Standards 
Committee disclosed the fact that the United States Govern- 
ment is now conducting a series of road experiments, the re- 
sults of which will aid materially in the development of an 
engineering formula for vehicle taxation, based in part at least 
on road destructive effect. In addition to these data, which 
will be furnished the Division as soon as they are available, 
the Highway Commissions of various States have already on 
file information covering the road destructive tendencies of 
practically every type of vehicle, both motor-driven and horse- 
drawn, and it is the purpose of the Division to secure the re- 
sults of these experiments to aid in the determination of a pro- 
per formula for road taxation. 

It is, of course, realized that between the development of the 
formula and its adoption by the various State legislatures lies 
a gulf to be bridged only by the various politico-social organi- 
zations interested in the subject. It is hoped, however, that 
with a universal formula on which to base taxation, something 
more nearly approaching a uniform tax rate may be established. 
It is even possible that the much discussed and long hoped for 
national motor vehicle law will find its inception in part of 

the work of the S. A. E. Research Division. 

* * * 

Sign for Roads 

For the benefit of the heavy motor car travel during 1915, 
two hundred road guide posts will be placed on the roads of 
Fresno County. These signs will give directions and distances 
to the nearest towns. 

The supervisors appropriated $1,000 to be expended in erect- 
ing these signs, at the request of a committee of motor car 
men from the California State Automobile Association. Those 
appearing before the board were D. E. Watkins, secretary of 
the association; William Rennie, membership manager, and L. 
A. Nares, vice-president of the association. The Fresno Au- 
tomobile Dealers' Association has turned over $230 to be used 

in the work of erecting signs. 

* * * 

Barnev May Lose His Job 

Mrs. Barney Oldfield took a ride in an aeroplane recently 
at Griffith Park, Los Angeles, with Aviator Lloyd Thompson, 
and "looped the loop" twice. And this is what she said to her 
husband on alighting: "It was grand! Automobiles seem so 
stupid now." Just like a woman. You'll have to get a move on 

hereafter, Barney, and go some! 

* * * 

Worse Than Robbery 

Fully a hundred automobiles were put out of commission on 
the inland route between Riverside and San Diego recently 
through punctures caused by picking up tacks strewn copiously 
along the highway. The worst trouble was experienced between 
Elsinore and Escondido. Autoists are warned against taking 

this route for the present. 

* * • 

Auto Likes Telegraph Poles 

A small automobile driven by W. Perry of Berkeley ran 
amuck recently. The machine, with Perry at the wheel, was 
running in a dignified way as it approached the railway cross- 
ing at Stanford and San Pablo avenues. Then, as a horseman 
would say, it took the bit. It dashed into the gates, smashing 
down the barriers, and then turned and ran careening from left 
to right along San Pablo avenue and tried to climb a telegraph 
pole, when midway up the block. The pole stopped the car. 
The front of the machine was badly damaged. The police say 

Perry was sober and in no way to blame for the accident. 

* * * 

Close Call for the General 

General Joffre had a very narrow escape some days ago. He 
was being driven by Boillot, the French racing chauffeur, and 
the Germans seemed to have laid an artillery ambush for him 
along a road by which they knew that he would have to travel. 
As soon as the car reached the portion of road on which the 
German guns were trained, a group of shells fell all around it. 
One fragment, "as large as a tea cup," struck the bonnet, 
but neither the General nor his chauffeur was injured. Boillot 
dashed on at full speed, and was out of the danger zone before 
the Germans could fire again. 

Look Out for the "Cop." 

"San Jose's motorcycle squad is active. Last Sunday they 
stopped over two hundred cars which were carrying 1914 tags," 
says Norman Cowan, of Hughson & Merton. 

"The drivers who could not show that they had made appli- 
cation for 1915 registration were held to appear in court at 
San Jose. The force is holding down the motorists to the State 
speed limit of thirty miles per hour." 

* • • 

Tis Strange 

It costs the city of Oakland 1.8 cents less per mile to run its 
automobiles than it does any one of the large public service 
corporations with numerous machines in Oakland or San Fran- 
cisco. This fact was ascertained after a lengthy investigation 
carried on to determine whether James Ready, head machinist 
of the municipal garage, should be granted more assistance. 

* * * 

Many Coming North 

"The motorists of the southern part of the State are making 
great preparations for touring to the Exposition in this city 
just as soon as the roads open," says Henry D. McCoy, of 
Chanslor & Lyon Company, who has just returned from a visit 
to the Los Angeles store. 

"The way the motor car owners of the South are getting 
ready to come north sounds good. We have been busy ever 
since the first of the year fitting up cars for the trip north. 

"In many cases the motorists of the South are planning 
to tour north with their families to see the Exposition, and 
while they will have to return home to attend to business, they 
will in many cases leave their cars and families in the North. 

"Motoring has been brought down to such a fine art at the 
present time that it is possible to live as cheaply while touring 
as it does to stay at home, and these veteran owners propose to 
let their families spend the best part of this year in the moun- 
tains of Northern California. 

"If the road conditions would have permitted, many of the 
motor enthusiasts of the South would have motored north for 
the opening day. It is, however, poor traveling in some sec- 
tions, and one could not consider it a pleasure trip at the pres- 
ent time. Just as soon as the rainy season passes and the roads 

begin to dry up the Southern contingent will start for this city." 

* * * 

A California Industry 

"California is able to compete with the East when it comes 
to building exclusive bodies for motor cars," says 0. D. Rand, 
of the Simplex and Mercer Pacific Coast agency. 

"In our Los Angeles plant we have been building most of 
the exclusive bodies that have been seen on the Mercer and 
Simplex cars. 

"This has been high grade work which fitted the demands 
of owners who wanted something exclusive and which bore 
their own individuality. 

"Recently we had to bid on the building of a dozen special 
bodies for passenger carrying 'buses for fair purposes. We 
secured the order in competition with Eastern body builders. 

"Every bit of the work, every equipment, even to the forg- 
ings that go into the high motor 'bus bodies is manufactured 
by our company. 

"We have found that the buyers of high grade motor cars 
to-day do not care to have a car that looks as if it was built by 
the yard and cut off of one piece to suit the desire of the buyer. 

"The man who can afford a high grade car wants it different, 

just as much as he wants his house different from that of his 


» • * 

Goodyear Handles Molz Tires 

The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has taken over the 
sale of the products of The Motz Tire and Rubber Company, 
namely, "Motz High Efficiency Cushion Tires," for electrics; 
"Motz High Efficiency Commercial Cushion Tires," for gasoline 
and electric commercial cars; and "Motz Cushion Side Flange 
Truck Tires." 

The transfer of sales will formally take place February 1st. 
On and after that date Goodyear will make all sales and ad- 
justments. In the meantime, special representatives of the 
Motz company will call at all Goodyear branches to make sure 
that all details are handled without confusion and that the trade 
is taken care of. 

January 23, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 


Overlands for Salesmen 

"The practicability of the automobile for the use of traveling 
salesmen has been proved," says J. W. Leavitt, of J. W. Leavitt 
& Company, coast distributers for the Overland cars. 

"It is now merely a question of how many cars are needed to 
cover the territory. Many of the larger firms have enlarged the 
field of operation by the use of automobiles, and those firms 
which have been slow to adopt the motor car now find that trade 
is slipping away from them. 

"There was a time that those firms which used automobiles 
had several kinds of machines in their garage. Dealers who 
had cars which would not sell in the open market would offer 
them at prices which sold them. With experience the business 
man found out that it is cheaper in the end to thoroughly test 
out a car before buying to see that it is suited to his business. 

"The big companies are standardizing their equipment. That 
is, they are buying one kind of machine. It cuts down the cost 
of upkeep, as it is possible to hire experts that know the car 
who are able to always keep it in commission. 

"This is clearly evidenced by the purchase of six additional 
Overland roadsters by the Pacific Hardware and Steel Com- 
pany, which now increases its Overland equipment to thirteen. 

"After exhaustive tests and experiments with high and low 
priced cars, this firm has decided to use nothing but Overlands. 
The decision has been based on the remarkably low upkeep, in 
addition to their dependability and comfort, which are import- 
ant essentials for the proper efficiency of traveling salesmen. 

"Other firms which have practically standardized on Over- 
land equipment include, Dunham, Carrigan & Hayden Com- 
pany, Holt Manufacturing Company, Thomas Dyeing and 
Cleaning Works, Los Angeles Soap Company, and A. Galli 

Fruit Company." 

* * * 

Goodrich Sign Posts 

That the Goodrich Guide Post is a national sign appreciated 
in all sections of the country is evidenced by the numerous re- 
quests that are received by the Goodrich National Touring 
Bureau from automobile clubs, highway associations, commer- 
cial clubs and local authorities to erect them leading into their 
town. Over 3,000 of these guide post signs have been erected 
in 1914 in different States. These cover districts that have not 
yet been reached by the three large guide post trucks now be- 
ing operated by the Goodrich Touring Bureau, which will make 
a total of over 10,000 guide signs erected during the present 
season. This work will be extended even farther during the 

coming year. 

» * * 

Klssel-Kar at the Shows 

The All- Year car, the combination of touring body with a 
detachable top for winter, attracts large crowds to the Kissel- 
Kar exhibits at the various automobile shows. 

The remarkable fact about this top is that the attaching and 
detaching takes so little time. When the attachment is made 
there is no overlap, and the job looks every inch a fine closed 
car. Detached, the two-door touring body is exceedingly 

Style, comfort or convenience is not lacking. The top, fit- 
ting snugly and perfectly into the touring car body, is fastened 
by means of six small inside bolts, and the same top irons 
used to carry the summer top and windshield. 

The top, lined of course to match the upholstery of the car, 
has broad, heavy plate glass windows, electric lights and every 
refinement associated with the finest closed coach. Wire con- 
nections are made automatically as the halves meet. Ventila- 
tion is cleverly and amply provided for by means of a divided 
window and two-piece front. 

To make ready for the top, it is necessary to remove only 
the wind shield, summer top and moulding, which is accom- 
plished with a screw driver. To attach the Sedan Top, only a 
wrench is required. 

The plan of this top is so simple that many people ask why 
it has not been done before. The answer is that it was not 
possible with the conventional four door touring body, the for- 
ward doors offering an insurmountable objection to anything 
but the veriest makeshift. But of the one compartment, two 
door touring body, originated by Kissel, it seems to be a logi- 
cal evolution. 

Here is an advanced step in design that has brought a real, 
substantial reduction in the cost of all-year driving without 
lessening its luxury. It has been received with great favor. 

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San Francisco News Letter 

January 23, 1915. 

Marmon Roadster 

One of the most striking roadsters seen in this city this sea- 
son has just been received by Walter C. Morris, distributer for 
the Marmon cars from the Marmon factory. 

The car is finished in a light battleship gray of a distinctly 
individual shade. The body is of the latest streamline design, 
convey curve type, free from all mouldings. It is of sheet 
metal construction. The doors have concealed hinges, with 
latch handles inside. 

Of the many refinements to be seen in this year's Marmon 
models, the steering post adjustment is one of the most pleas- 
ing. It is so arranged that the steering post is adjustable, the 
angle can be altered to suit the purchaser. He does not have to 
fit the car, but the car is made to fit him. 

There is a most clean cut windshield on this car. It is car- 
ried on cowl dash without the use of braces. 

The latest arrival has a motor of distinctive Marmon design 
and construction. It has six cylinders, the dimensions being 
414 inch bore by 5% inch stroke, of L-head type, cast three in 

Morris, in speaking of the new car, says : "One of the most 
striking features of the Marmon model just received is the oil- 
ing system. Oil is supplied through a convenient filler. It is 
finely screened before it reaches the motor base, which consti- 
tutes a large capacity reservoir. An efficient gear pump draws 
the oil through a second screen and forces it under pressure to 
the main feed pipe. 

"The main feed pipe conducts oil to each of the seven bear- 
ings, filling a circular grove in each. Oil is forced into the 
hollow crankshaft through a hole in the shaft constantly regis- 
tering with the grooves as the shaft revolves. The crankshaft 
has a continuous passage from end to end. 

"The same deep thought has been given to the lubrication of 
the connecting rod bearings, piston pin bushings, cams and 
every other part that must constantly receive lubrication.' 

"In the tryout that we have given the car it has developed 
more power and speed than any other Marmon that has come 
to the coast. We do not know its limitation, for we could not 
find a road good enough to let it out to its fullest speed. As 
to power it is a wonder over the hills of the city, taking hills 
on the high that are known as intermediate gear speed hills." 

* * * 

Presaed-On Tires Popular 

"In the commercial vehicle field we find for 1915 an ever-in- 
creasing demand for the pressed-on type of truck tire," says C. 
W. Martin, Jr., manager motor truck tire department of The 
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. "There can be no doubt 
that experience has proved beyond question that pressed-on 
truck tires, in territories equipped with facilities for their 
handling, have given maximum satisfaction and mileage." 

* t * 

West Changes 

Fred W. West, former manager for J. W. Leavitt & Co., at 
Portland, has resigned to accept a similar position with the 
Gerlinges Motor Company of the same city. 


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Tips to Automobilists 

The News Letter recommends the following garages, hotels and supply 
houses. Tourists will do well to cut this list out and keep It aa a guide: 
MILPITAS.— ALJ'iO SUPPLIES. Electric welding. Complete machine 
shop. Expert mechanics. Spangler Brothers. Tel. San Jose 2603 — R. I. 

PALO ALTO.— LARKIN'S CAFE— juat opened. The only strictly flrst- 
class cafe on the Wishbone Route devoted to the patronage of automobile 
own era and their families. Corner of University avenue and The Circle. 

SAN JOSE.— LAMOJLLE GRILL, :iti-38 "North" First street The beet 
French dinner In California. 75 cents, or a la carte. Automobile parties 
given particular attention. 

PALO ALTO.— PALO ALTO GARAGE, 143 Smmerson St.. Tel.. P. A, 
333. Auto livery at all hours. Tires and sundries in stock. Gasoline, oil. 
repairing, lathework. vulcanizing. Open day and night. 


SANTA CRUZ.— beach KILL IN, the only hotel open the year 
around in beautiful .Santa Cruz. Play ?'>if at Casa Del Rey Links. New 
Msherman's Wharf open December 1st. 

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January 23, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 


Dorothea Newrox — Where is papah? Mrs. Newrox — 

In the library, dearie — but don't wake him up now. — Puck. 

Trixie (a bit late in arriving) — Well, girls, who are you 

knocking now? Bell — We were all here but you, dear! — Puck. 

"How long did it take you to learn to run a motor car?" 

"Oh, three or four." "Weeks?" "No, motor cars." — Boston 

Clerk — This is the most correct writing paper for polite 

correspondence. Customer — But I wish to write to my hus- 
band. — Judge. 

Caller — How much for a marriage license ? Town 

Clerk — One dollar. Caller — I've only got fifty cents. Town 
Clerk — You're lucky. — Philadelphia Bulletin. 

Managing Editor — Great snakes! I can't make head or 

tail of this Petrograd cable. Ask our Russian correspondent 
to step here a moment. — Philadelphia Public Ledger. 

Professor (in history) — How was Alexander III of Rus- 
sia killed. Freshman — By a bomb. Professor — How do you 
account for that? Freshman — It exploded. — Punch Boivl. 

"I can give you a cold bite," said the woman. "Why 

not warm it up?" asked the tramp. "There ain't any wood 
sawed." "So? Well, give it to me cold." — New York Sun. 

Boarder — Here's a nickel I found in the hash. Land- 
lady — Yes, I put it there. You've been complaining, I under- 
stand, about lack of change in your meals. — Boston Transcript. 

"Look here!" said an excited man to a druggist. "You 

gave me morphine for quinine this morning." "Is that so?" 
replied the druggist. "Then you owe me twenty-five cents." 
— Christian Register. 

"Why are you moping there, Dick?" "I've no one to 

play with." "Well, go and fetch Freddie next door." "Oh, I 
played with him yesterday, and I don't suppose he's well 
enough to come out yet." — London Opinion. 

A zealous bobby captured a workman and haled him into 

court on the charge of being an unregistered German. The man 
swore he had a Russian birth-certificate, and produced it. Then 
said the magistrate severely: "But why, then, have you for ten 
years been masquerading as a German?" "Because," an- 
swered the man apologetically, "when I came to England ten 
years ago the feeling against Russia was so strong that I was 
obliged to pass myself off for a German." — Harper's Weekly. 

A missionary was returning to Basel from Patagonia, 

bringing with him for the purposes of science a collection of 
Patagonian skulls. The Custom-house officers opened the chest 
and informed the owner that the consignment must be classed 
as animal bones and taxed at so much the pound. The mis- 
sionary was indignant. So the officials agreed to reconsider. 
When the way-bill had been revised, it appeared in the follow- 
ing form: "Chest of native skulls. Personal effects, already 
worn." — New York Evening Post. 

Uncle Joe Cannon was asked to-day what he thought 

of the outlook for the Republican party in 1916, and he an- 
swered with a story. "A black man was arrested for horse 
stealing while I was prosecuting attorney in Vermilion county," 
he said, "and was placed on trial after being duly indicted. 
When his day in court came he was taken before the judge and 
I solemnly read the charge in the indictment to him. 'Are you 
guilty or not?' I asked. The black man rolled uneasily in his 
chair. 'Well, boss,' he finally said, 'ain't dat the very thing 
we're about to try?' " — New York Herald. 


Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets; also at Fairmont Hotel. 

Walter Winans, Esq,. 
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AT the Bisley Matches of the British National Rifle Association — 

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rifle and Savage ammunition in the hands of Mr. Walter 

Winans on July 25, 1 9 1 4 made the highest possible score on the 

Running Deer target — six straight 5's. This is a World's record. 

On the same day, with the same rifle and ammunition, Mr. Winans rr.ade 
the highest possible score on the Running Wild Boar target — six straight 5*s. 
Another World's record. 

This merely clinches what other shooters have proved — the Imp's won- 
derful accuracy (25 consecutive shots in a 20-inch circle at 500 yards), tremen- 
dous velocity (2800 feet — more than half :i mile — a second), long point blank 
range (200-yard trajectory less than three inches), and trifling recoil (4.6 foot- 
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San Francisco News Letter 

January 23, 1915. 


Southern Pacific 

Southern Pacific freight earnings, 
with the exception of the Texas 
lines' showing, are running even 
with last year. The poorer showing 
in Texas is due to the cotton situation. Poor passenger earnings 
on the Southern Pacific have been responsible for most of the 
decreases shown in recent months. With the opening of the 
Exposition and gradually improving business sentiment 
throughout the country, it is not improbable that a great deal 
of this falling off in the company's passenger traffic will be off- 
set by increases during the year. The important fact is that in 
spite of the opening of the Panama Canal, growth of the coun- 
try along the Southern Pacific lines has been sufficient to keep 
freight earnings up to the 1913 level, so that with removal of 
the passenger traffic slump the first year of the canal operation 
should see Southern Pacific's earnings normal. 

The Federal Sugar Refining Com- 
Dividends Declared. pany has declared its quarterly divi- 

dend of iy 2 P er cent on preferred, 
payable February 1st to stock of record January 29th. 

The Hercules Powder Company has declared its regular 
quarterly dividend of 3 • per cent on preferred, payable Febru- 
ary 15th. Books close on February 4th and re-open February 

The Willys Overland Company has declared a quarterly 
dividend of l 1 ^ per cent on the common, payable February 
1st to stock of record January 23d. 

Woolworth declared a regular quarterly dividend of l' : per 
cent on common stock. 

Pittsburg and Lake Eerie declared a regular dividend. 

People's Gas has declared its regular quarterly dividend of 2 
per cent. 

At the fifteenth annual meeting of the stockholders of the 
Italian-American Bank the following directors were re-elected : 
A. Sbarboro, C. H. Crocker, M. J. Fontana, L. Demartini, L. 
Boitano, G. Garibaldi, A. J. Merle, E. A. Rossi, C. A. Malm. 
The board of directors re-elected the following officers : A. 
Sbarboro, president; C. H. Crocker, vice-president; A. E. 
Sbarboro, cashier; R. A. Sbarboro, assistant cashier; G. J. Pa- 
nario, assistant cashier; V. L. Puccinelli, assistant cashier; C. 
C. Perini, manager foreign exchange department; D. Frieden- 
rich, attorney. A semi-annual dividend of $3 per share was de- 
clared on the capital stock of the bank, payable forthwith. 

To what extent Nevada Mining issues served as a speculative 
substitute on the New York curb during the early stages of the 
European war is indicated by the total curb trading in mining 
stock for 1914, just issued. The total sales during the year 
amounted to 11,004,172. as compared with 10,576,792 shares in 
1913, and about 1,500,000 shares lower than the 1912 total. 
The trading included 1,830,000 shares of Jumbo Ex., 1,622,000 
shares of Goldfield Consolidated, and 935,000 shares of At- 

The Mercantile Trust Company of San Francisco invites 
bids for the sale to it on March 2d of a sufficient number of the 
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company first mortgage and 
collateral trust 5 per cent sinking fund thirty-year gold bonds 
for the investment of $236,406.37 now in the sinking fund pro- 
vided for in the mortgage or deed of trust executed to the Mer- 
cantile Trust Company. No bond will be purchased at a price 
exceeding 110 per cent of the par value thereof, and accrued 
interest to March 2, 1915. 

The $40,000,000 New York Central six months and one year 
5 per cent notes, dated October 1. 1914, which were purchased 
by a syndicate headed by J. P. Morgan & Co., hive all been 

At the annual meeting of the Western Mortgage and Guar- 
anty Company one change was made in the board of directors, 
August E. Muenter being elected in the place of H. C. Morris, 
resigned. The new board is composed as follows : Henry T. 
Scott, H. C. Breeden, R. N. Burgess, R. J. Tyson, William 
Fries, George L. Payne, R. D. Robbins, M. J. Brandenstein, W. 
W. Morrow, R. H. Pease, Morris Hyman, A. Christeson, G. W. 
R. Heathcote, George W. McNear, Edward M. Walsh, W. P. 
Frick, G. A. Applegarth, H. H. Scott and August E. Muenter. 
The following officers were re-elected : R. N. Burgess, presi- 
dent; H. C. Breeden, first vice-president; Henry T. Scott, sec- 
ond vice-president; and M. J. Simon, secretary. 

Restoration of arbitrage dealings between New York and 
European markets under restrictions to be defined at a later 
date has been approved by the governors of the New York 
Stock Exchange. All such operations are to be for joint ac- 
count, thereby imposing equal responsibility upon buyer and 
seller. Renewal of this class of trading is regarded as further 
evidence of the progress toward normal conditions in the rela- 
tions between this and foreign securities markets. 

The market for mining company convertible bonds is to be 
enlarged by an issue of $1,500,000 ten year 6 per cent deben- 
tures of the Alaska Gold Mines Company, which will be ex- 
changed into stock at $30 a share. Holders of fifty shares may 
subscribe for $100 worth of the bonds. The rights were quoted 
at 25 cents a share. 

The new board of directors of the San Francisco Chamber 
of Commerce has elected the following officers : President, 
W. N. Moore; first vice-president, F. J. Koster; second vice- 
president, Robert Newton Lynch; third vice-president, Seward 
B. McNear; treasurer, James J. Fagan; secretary, L. M. King. 

The dissolution of the Copper Producers' Association is an- 
nounced. With the outbreak of the war the association ceased 
to issue its monthly report and played no part in the affairs 
of the copper industry. 

During the year 1914 the total foreign trade of San Fran- 
cisco was $134,779,309, an increase of $2,458,159 over 1913, 
and that despite the war. Imports gained $7,344,919, but there 
was a loss of $4,886,760 in exports, due entirely to the tremen- 
dous slump in the exports of cotton to the Orient. 

The cotton loan committee announces that it has accepted an 
opportunity to make a loan on cotton in the State of Alabama, 
and that this is the first loan to be accepted. The committee 
declined to make public the amount of the loan. 


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Devoted to the Leading Interetti of California intt the Pacific Coast 

Vol. LXXX1X 

San Francisco, Cal., Saturday, January 10, 1915 

No. 5 

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Hello New York! 

Well, shall we call it "World Peace City"? 

The warning "Keep off the grass" does not apply to 

Mardi Gras. 

Said the blushing maiden to the pensive youth: "A jit- 
ney for your thoughts." 

"Millionaire travels 740 miles for a bath." 

must have been tainted. 

His millions 

That Turkish would-be assassin who shot the Khedive 

in the jaw evidently intended to silence His Highness. 

Foodless cooking is especially recommended for fami- 
lies with small incomes and persons troubled with indigestion. 

With Villa, Carranza, Gutierrez and Zapate each deter- 
mined to restore order in 'Mexico, any hope for peace seems to 
be futile. 

The Los Angeles man who cashed a worthless check for 

an imposter claiming to be "Bud" Fisher can't deny that he 
was a "Mutt." 

It seems impossible that any shell-torn battlefield could 

look worse than a young girl's room after she has dressed hur- 
riedly for a ball. 

Aside from all pros and cons it must be admitted that 

Taft's assertion that California is ridden by fads at least has 

a substantial backing. 

The American Can Company is going to build a factory 

in San Francisco. Probably the recent change of Fire Com- 
missioners attracted them. 

Taft and Roosevelt are to meet at the official opening of 

the Panama Canal. Governor Goethals had better hurry and 
declare the Canal Zone neutral. 

Superior Judge Mogan has discovered a man who actu- 
ally paid his divorced wife too much alimony. Needless tc 
say, the man deeply regrets his mistake. 

Grand Admiral von Tirpitz, German Minister of Marine. 

predicts an invasion of the United States, presumably by Ger- 
many. Perhaps the Admiral doesn't know that our toy market 
has long since been invaded by German tin soldiers. 

Superior Judge Mogan has ruled that alimony takes 

precedence over grocery bills. This is precisely what millinery 
and gowns do before the alimony stage is reached. 

"Ten per cent of the divorces are due to bad cooking," 

states Tessier, the chef, thus supporting the theory that habitual 
eating in restaurants tends to break up our home life. 

Is the world growing better? We think it is. Girl ath- 
letes have discarded bloomers for the tiny garment prizefight- 
ers wear in the ring. This brings us a step nearer the naked 

The man who "found himself" in San Luis Obispo last 

week after four years' lapse of memory very likely established 
a record. Most people don't get on to themselves in fifty 

An Oakland doctor asserts that some men can imbibe 

two hundred and fifty drinks a day and remain sober. Any 
man who can do that can speak only allegorically of "the cup 
that cheers." 

It is a question who is most unhappy, the robust man 

who is dead broke when his system craves about a dollar's 
worth of food, or the feeble millionaire who is on a perpetual 
diet of milk and crackers. 

Women are taking an active part in the movement for 

"cleaning up" San Francisco for the Exposition. We sup- 
pose the husbands will clean up the homes while the ladies 
are attending the committee meetings. 

We haven't heard of any collection of funds lately for 

the uplift of the savages of Timbuctoo and the Cannibal Isle. 
The European war seems to be taking every cent that can be 
squeezed out of the charitably inclined. 

"It's good to be home again," declared John D. Rocke- 
feller as he slipped into his pew at the Fifth Avenue Baptist 
Church after nearly a year's absence. There are few people 
who feel so absolutely at home in church. 

The State Department has demanded from Great Brit- 
ain an explanation of the hauling down of the American flag 
on the steamer "Greenbrier." They will get it. There is noth- 
ing the English Foreign Office can't explain away. 

William Jennings Bryan, Jr., has been appointed Assist- 
ant United States Attorney of Arizona at a salary of $2,000 a 
year. If the young man is as thrifty as his illustrious parent 
and leaves grape juice alone, he should be able to save about 
$1,896 a year. 

Harry K. Thaw is to be tried for conspiracy as the 

result of his escape from the Matteawan insane asylum. In- 
asmuch as Thaw was ordered confined for life in the asylum for 
murder, it is presumed that if he is convicted of the new of- 
fence he will be sentenced to spend a few years of the here- 
after at Matteawan. 

San Francisco News Letter 

January 30, 1915. 


The Case of 
Baron von Horst. 

It seems to us that the State Depart- 
ment in Washington and Ambassa- 
dor Page in London are wasting a 
great deal of time on the case of 
Baron Louis von Horst, the former Californian who disowned 
his American citizenship and got himself arrested in London 
on suspicion of being a German spy by registering as a Ger- 
man. Any attempt by the American Government to secure his 
release we regard as ill spent energy. 

We sympathize with the baron's brother, E. Clemens Horst 
of San Franciscj, whose efforts are responsible for the exertions 
of Secretary Bryan and Ambassador Page. We appreciate and 
respect brotherly love, and our regard for Mr. Horst would 
have been below zero if he had failed to be loyal to his brother 
under any circumstances. 

But, on the other hand, we think the baron's case is so 
offensive to American patriotism as to be absolutely undeserv- 
ing of government intervention. Frankly, we consider Baron 
von Horst the worst kind of a coward. 

Before his "elevation" to the nobility by the Duke of Coburg, 
he was just plain "Louis von Horst, wealthy hop dealer of San 
Francisco and London." Making his residence in London, he 
derived from his property in California the good American 
dollars that secured for him, directly or indirectly, the coveted 
coronet of a baron. He had, in the words of his brother, the 
"social bee." When the war broke out he "feared that he 
might come under suspicion on account of his title if he regis- 
tered as an American citizen," and so he "gave his nationality 
to the authorities as German." 

We have no sympathy to squander on a person who is so 
cowardly as to be afraid to confess his American citizenship. 
We regard American citizenship as a cause of just pride. No 
harm has come to any bona fide American citizen in any of the 
belligerent countries, and Baron von Horst's tremendous "fear" 
was absolutely unfounded. If the embryo nobleman has 
chosen to register as a German, let him take the consequences. 

If Baron von Horst is released, we presume his "fear" will 
prevent him from returning to the country he so lightly dis- 
owned when he registered in London, in which case there 
would be reason for his fear, for the very chill of his reception 
might be fatal to the delicate constitution of a nobleman. 

Between trampling on the American flag and cowardly dis- 
owning American citizenship, we are not quite sure which is 
the more revolting to the American mind. 

Any one who knows anything at all 
The Attack on about the reputation of Railroad 

Thelen and Loveland. Commissioners Thelen and Love- 
land need not be told that the stir 
which has been made about these two gentlemen's alleged con- 
nection with the International Mercantile and Bond Company 
does not amount to a respectable tempest in a tea cup. It is evi- 
dent on the face of the allegations made against them that 
those who are after their scalps are personal enemies who, 
assuming the hypocritical guise of righteously indignant pro- 
moters of official purity, are seizing upon every absurd device 
to stir up public sentiment against the two officials. 

Much fuss has been made over the fact that Mr. Thelen was 
interested to the extent of $2,500 in the International Mercan- 
tile at a time when agents of the company endeavored to sell 
stock to certain public utilities corporations, which are under 

;he control of the Railroad Commission, and that Colonel Love- 
land had been for years a stockholder in the concern. 

As if there was anything wrong in this. 

There certainly is nothing improper in Railroad Commission- 
ers investing money in a legitimate business enterprise, nor 
is there anything improper in offering stock of the same con- 
cern for sale to corporations controlled by the Railroad Com- 
mission. We will even go so far as to say that we see nothing 
wrong in the agents calling the attention of prospective buyers 
of stock to the fact that Mr. Thelen and Colonel Loveland were 
interested in the company. 

It is alleged that when Mr. Thelen authorized an issue of 
$30,000 in bonds by the Sonoma Valley Water, Light and Powev 
Company in 1913, this concern was owned by the International 
Mercantile, in which Mr. Thelen and Colonel Loveland are 
said to have been interested at the time. S. L. Bright, president 
of the International Mercantile, asserts that he personally 
owned the Sonoma Valley company. But even assuming that 
the International Mercantile did own the company, what of it? 
The interest of Commissioners Thelen and Loveland in the 
International Mercantile was so insignificant that it would be 
ridiculous to imagine that it would in any way influence the ac- 
tions of the Railroad Commission. And it is even reasonable 
to assume that neither one of the two Commissioners had the 
slightest cognizance of the connection between the two con- 
cerns. We believe that both Mr. Thelen and Colonel Loveland 
are too honest and conscientious to permit themselves know- 
ingly to be parties to any equivocal transaction. 

Suppose Mr. Thelen and Colonel Loveland had money on 
deposit in a savings bank, or possessed insurance policies, 
would this disqualify them for the office of Railroad Commis- 
sioner? Following the line of reasoning of those who have 
undertaken to challenge their integrity, it would; for it is a 
matter of common knowledge that savings banks and insurance 
companies are heavy investors in railroad securities, and every 
savings bank depositor and policyholder is thus interested in 
the prosperity of the railroads. 

It would seem that the only persons who are really qualified 
to be public utilities commissioners are professional hoboes, 
for they alone are immune from suspicion of direct or indirect 
pecuniary interest in corporations controlled by such com- 

How long will society acquiesce 
Circumstantial Evidence, in legalized murder? How long 

will humanity remain in that 
brutal state of mind which sees justice in taking a life for a 
life? When will judges cease to send men to the gallows on 
circumstantial evidence? These are interesting questions, and 
they become more and more acute as civilization advances. 
Undoubtedly the day will come when our descendants will read 
of them as problems in which their barbaric ancestors were 
deeply concerned, just as we now read about the days of the 
gladiators when human lives were sacrificed in the arena to 
amuse a cruel Roman emperor, or about the horrible cremation 
of supposed witches by the superstitious Puritans of New Eng- 
land and religious fanatics of Europe. 

But for the present these questions are disagreeably vital 
and demand the attention of our legislators. It was only last 
week that Louis Larsen was hanged at San Quentin, convicted 
of the murder of his wife on purely circumstantial evidence. 

January 30, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 

Larsen maintained his innocence to the last. And who can say 
with certainty that he was guilty? No mortal can affirm with 
positiveness more than the belief that Larsen committed the 
crime for which the State demanded his life. It is a horrible 
thing to sentence a man to death on circumstantial evidence. 
In the history of modern judicature many instances have been 
recorded of innocent men being convicted on circumstantial evi- 
dence and murdered in cold blood by the State. These sad 
precedents should deter a judge from passing the death sentence 
on a person convicted on this kind of evidence. 

Capital punishment is barbaric under all conditions, and it 
should be abolished; but it is particularly cruel in the case of 
a person against whom there is no evidence other than of a 
circumstantial nature. 

In every city invaded by the jitney 
Is the Street 'bus the street car companies have 

Car Doomed? complained of a very marked de- 

crease in business, and it actually 
looks as if the days of traction transportation were counted. 
We have long heard the opinion expressed that motor vehicles 
would in time replace street cars, and they probably will, 
though possibly in a form more adequate and attractive than 
the jitney 'bus. One advantage of motor conveyances is that 
they can run up close to the sidewalk, which is very convenient 
for passengers, and a great disadvantage of street cars is that 
if one car breaks down, traffic on that line stops until the dis- 
abled car is repaired or removed, which is very disagreeable to 
passengers. Interruption of power may also hold up street 
car traffic. If a motor vehicle punctures a tire or is otherwise 
disabled, the passengers can alight and board another convey- 
ance, and the delay is slight. 

In the course of a hearing before a joint session of the Sen- 
ate and Assembly Committees on Revenue and Taxation at 
Sacramento the other day, George C. Covington, representing 
the Motor 'Bus Association of San Francisco, in reply to a 
question put to him by one of the Senators, said : 

"Why, gentlemen, the day of traction lines is absolutely 
passed. They will not be replaced by jitney 'buses, but by some 
development of motor vehicles with a maximum of sufficiency 
and carrying capacity and a minimum of cost." 

And Charles N. Black, manager of the United Railroads, 
stated : 

"It (the jitney 'bus problem) is a very serious matter for us. 
We must either cut our services or go out of business." 

The people of San Francisco would display wisdom if they 
considered the possibilities of motor conveyances before ap- 
proving any further expenditure of public funds for the con- 
struction or purchase of traction lines for the city. 


Figures issued by the United States 
Not So Bad. Department of Commerce show that 

in December, 1914, imports totaled 
$114,402,970, against $126,467,062 in November, $138,080,520 
in October, $139,710,611 in September, and $129,767,890 in 
August, and were $69,622,601 less than in December last year. 
December exports totaled $246,266,047, against $205,878,333 
in November, $194,711,170 in October, $156,052,333 in Septem- 
ber, and $110,367,494 in August, exceeding by $13,070,419 the 
total for December, 1913, and falling only $4,049,760 short of 
the high record made in December, 1912. The excess of ex- 
ports over imports for the month was $131,863,077. compared 
with $79,411,271 in November, $56,630,650 in October. $16.- 
341,722 in September, and an import balance of $19,400,406 in 

The Great Industrial Problem 


Industrial unrest is on the increase, I think, and I 
am sorry to say I think it will continue to increase unless 
something is done for the working men. The greatest 
canker in the world is the canker of envy. When the 
working man realizes how much he has to envy, the un- 
rest will increase. Much will be done in the future be- 
cause the employers of workers have had a great awaken- 
ing in the last few years. We are getting away from the 
old idea that we must ruin competitors to succeed. Em- 
ployers and capitalists have now come to realize that it is 
neither necessary nor desirable to grind down labor. The 
point is this : the difference between the poor man and 
the rich is too great. To reduce that difference is the 
way to get away from this unrest. No man should be 
refused a job if he is physically fit and wants to work. It 
is up to the State or the Federal Government to give it 
to him. I think it is the United States' job to look after 
its people. If necessary, the State should raise the money 
by taxing persons when they are dead so that the money 
may be provided to look after the living. 


The philanthropic foundations may do some good, but 
they are not adequate. My idea is justice and not char- 
ity. I have little use for philanthropies as such. My idea 
is to aid men to help themselves. Nearly all are willing to 
work for adequate reward. 

Last Monday, President Wilson, 
A Wonderful seated at his desk in Washington, 

Achievement. D. C, had a little friendly telephone 

chat with President Moore of the 
Panama-Pacific International Exposition, talking into a trans- 
mitter in San Francisco. The distance is 3,025 miles, and the 
voices were distinctly heard, just as plainly as if the two 
gentlemen had been talking to one another through a door 
separating two rooms. 

At the same time Mayor Rolph of San Francisco conversed 
with Mayor Mitchell of New York, talking over a distance of 
3,400 miles. Conversations were also carried on between San 
Francisco and Boston, a distance of 3,900 miles, and between 
San Francisco and Jekyl Island, off the coast of Georgia, a 
distance of 4,300 miles. 

In New York sat Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of 
the telephone, and in San Francisco sat Thomas A. Watson, 
the man who thirty-nine years ago carried on the first telephone 
conversation with Dr. Bell, between two rooms in the same 
building. Last Monday the two veterans chatted over a dis- 
tance of 3,400 miles. 

In 1876 two miles were the limit of "long distance" telephon- 
ing. Will there be any limit fifty years hence? Very likely a 
man will then be able to talk into a transmitter and hear his 
own voice in the receiver after it has traveled clean around 
the world. 

A number of young girls have converted the Sunset 

Congregational Church into a basketball court. When the 
lassies feel like playing a little game, they move pews and 
pulpit to one side, and the big ball is sent whirling through 
space in the house of worship. This is the latest in "church 
reform." We are looking forward to the day when we may go 
to church and see a baseball game. Just think of how many 
church members neglect their soul's welfare on Sunday after- 
noon to root at a ball game. If the sermon were supplemented 
by a few baseball innings, the pastor would have a full house 
every Sunday. We offer the suggestion free of charge. 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 30, 1915. 



'We obey no wand but Pleasure's."— Tom Moore. 

The "Salome" of Henry Hadley. 

The last Symphony gave us a long and varied pro- 
gram, in which the audience seemed to retain its in- 
terest to the end. Of course we were all there, 
awaiting with keen anticipation the work of our 
popular leader — nor were we disappointed, save, 
perhaps, the auditor whose musical knowledge has 
not reached the point of being able to grasp the in- 
tricacies of so scholarly a composition. Mr. Had- 
ley's "Salome" is not for the devotee to jingle tunes 
and "that haunting melody," but requires close at- 
tention and at least a bowing acquaintance with the 
music of this modern day. 

While the many instruments "wove arabesques," 
we followed, in fancy, the actors in this tonal trag- 
edy, hearing the deep, religious voice of "John" in 
the brass, the passionate demands of "Salome" and 
the disillusioned protest of "Herod" in reed and 
string. It was quite evident that the orchestra wished 
to give out their sincere appreciation of their lead- 
er's score. 

By this time, we of the musical world in the West 
have met Mr. Hadley's works in various forms and 
know that his pen is most prolific. Is it any reason 
then, because he passes before our eyes daily, that 
we cannot class him with the "destined to be great" 
composers, when time and experience have taught 
their lesson learned through constant effort? 

The two numbers given by Mme. de Cisneros, the 
soloist of the day, were most enjoyable, showing an 
equal scale, clear understanding of her subject and 
much dramatic ability. Particularly remunerative to 
me was her rendition of Tschaikowsky's "Adieu 
Forets," which she gave with a tenderness and inti- 
mate knowledge of emotional requirements not al- 
ways reached by the opera singer when hampered, 
as it were, before a concert audience. 

Of the first and last numbers it is sufficient to 
speak briefly, though both were well performed, 
even enthusiastically, by the orchestra. Goldmark's 
"Rustic Wedding" Symphony No. 1, with its lovely 
variations was delightful, and though bright and gay, 
at times seemed to sing a tranquil, sweet requiem 
to the memory of its maker, so recently departed. 
Particularly lovely was the harmonious "In the Gar- 
den" theme. 

Leaving, we took with us the heroic strains of 
Tschaikowsky "Marche Slave" beating a rhythmic 
retreat into life's realities once more — a little tired perhaps, 
trying to absorb so much, but happy in anticipation of treats 
in store, including a "bran new" violinist at the next con- 


The Orpheum. 

Little Miss Chee Toy, a diminutive Chinese maiden, of the 
entourage of Ching Ling Foo, the great Chinese magician and 
wonder worker, scored an immense hit Sunday afternoon. At- 
tired in a characteristic costume of her country, she comes on 
the stage and sings in perfect English a popular ballad, and 
the manner in which she did it all captivated the house. She 
is entirely unaffected, but has a certain charm of manner all 
her own. Responding to a perfect storm of applause, she gave 
"Tipperary," and with a little twang to it which was simply 
irresistible. The audience adopted her right then and there. 
Everybody was applauding, and even Morris Meyerfeld, Jr., 
the president of the Orpheum Circuit, was noted as vociferous 
as any gallery god. Ching Ling Foo brings quite a large or- 
ganization with him. He gives you a little of many things, and 
of course his own tricks are as mysterious as always. His bowl 
of fish trick remains as puzzling as ever. The entire act carried 
off first honors in a walk, and this was in a bill, too, where every 

Mme. Jeanne Jomelli, prima donna of the Metropolitan Opera 
Company, who will be heard at the Orpheum next week. 

number is really of exceptional merit and calibre. The Danube 
Quartette, who are athletes of an extraordinary kind, started 
things going, and literally brought the house down with some 
stunts which are daring and highly exciting. Elsa Ruegger 
follows, executing in an exquisite manner some of her best 
known selections. Miss Ruegger is an artist, and she is able 
to impress her people in front with this fact. 

Jack Gardner presents a novelty. He introduces moving 
pictures in a novel manner. A story is unfolded on the screen 
in which he becomes an active participant. The thing is a per- 
fect scream from beginning to end. It must be seen to be ap- 
preciated. The broken mirror idea which has been witnessed 
before in many ways, is done this week by the creators. The 
Schwarz Company are the three who do the stunts. It is laugh- 
able and absurd and highly enjoyable. Anna Chandler remains 
for another week, and but emphasizes the big hit she made 
last week. This clever woman has a personality all her own, 
an original method which stamps success all over her. Kate 
Elinore and Sam Williams have an act which is funny to a de- 
gree. Miss Elinore is pretty near the whole act. She is a fun- 
maker of the Marie Dressier type. Miss Elinore is clever 
enough to head her own organization. She is a comedienne of 

January 30, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 


Beatrix Michelena and House Peters in "Mignon," which is making a big success at the Tivoli Theatre this neck. 

the kind we rarely see. She is droll and unctuous and quaint, 
and she, I am sure, could come near making a mummy laugh. 
Alice Eis and her partner, Bert French, remain over with their 
wonderful dance creation. This act is startlingly novel. This 
is assuredly laughing week, and anybody afflicted with that 
tired or disgusted feeling is advised to secure seats without 
delay. Get a good comfortable chair at this popular house 
and lay back ready to enjoy it all to the utmost. The entire 
bill is really of extraordinary merit, and is candidly one of the 
best seen at this house for some time, and everybody knows it 
is the conventional thing at the Orpheum to see a fine program. 

* * * 

The Bevani Company in "Faust" at the Alcazar. 

It may be stated with confidence that the engagement of this 
organization has reached the stage where the seal of emphatic 
success may be placed upon it. As a matter of fact, it is years 
since any similar grand opera company has crept into the hearts 
of the local music lovers as has the aggregation which Bevani 
gathered together. I take my hat off to this energetic chap. 
Past failures and at times almost insurmountable obstacles to 
him have been but the stepping stones to greater efforts. Bevani 
deserves success. He has inculcated into his entire company 
the spirit which does things, the Italian energy and vitality 
which will not be downed. This is manifested in every person 
in the theatre in any way connected with the performances. 
Even the phlegmatic stage hands have caught the fever. There 
are no Carusos in this company, but they are a lot of earnest 
singers who give us the very best there is in them. The visit 
of Bevani and his song birds has been a source of genuine de- 
light, and from what I am given to understand, we may have 
them back again within a few weeks, and even retain them as 
a permanent organization. We shall hope so, at all events. 
Gounod's immortal "Faust" was given a meritorious presenta- 
tion. The vocal honors were carried off by Johanna Kristoffv 
as Marguerite and Di Biasi as Mephisto. Madame Kristoffv 
pleases more and more. Her voice is of almost velvety smooth- 
ness, and she is not beset with the abiding sin of the average 

grand opera singer, of trying to sing louder than anybody else. 
Her high notes are pure and sweet, and in the piano passages 
her tones are as limpid and beautiful as the gurgle of a summer 
brook in the deep woods. Her Marguerite is beautifully done 
and is appealing and modest, and well acted. Di Biasi's 
Mephisto deserves more than a passing word of praise. He 
caught the real sardonic humor of the role. Imposing of stature 
and with an excellent make-up, he made an impressive figure, 
which dominated every moment he was on the stage. His sere- 
nade was particularly well done, and his big voice boomed out 
in large and resonant tones. Sacchetti was more or less of a 
conventional "Faust," but displayed sincerity. Silva did Val- 
entine, and gave an excellent portrayal. Bernice Holmes was 
the Siebel, and Madame Renis the Martha. The chorus was 
held well in hand, and the popular soldiers' chorus was given 
with much feeling and zest, stirring the house to much enthu- 
siasm. The settings were beautiful, and the orchestra has 
rounded out to a nicety, which is of the calibre found only in 
the best symphony orchestras. The audiences have been grow- 
ing larger each evening, and capacity houses are in evidence 
almost nightly. Do not miss this splendid company which 
Bevani has brought to our doors. He is furnishing us a genuine 
musical treat. 

Paul Gerson. 
• • • 

A. Burt Wesner at Pantages. 

Pantages offers two very excellent sketches this week, one 
of which, "Father's Way," is acted by a splendid company 
headed by A. Burt Wesner, once a favorite with Alcazar 
patrons. This is Wesner's first appearance on the vaudeville 
stage, but already his popularity is established. In the part 
of the wealthy, old-fashioned Irish father who forgives his 
erring son, we see the same Wesner we were wont to applaud 
at the Alcazar. The part offers a fine opportunity to bring out 
the actor's excellent dramatic talent, and he makes as much of 
it as it is possible to make. He is very ably supported by May 
Nannery. Harvey Orr and Chauncey Sothern. The other 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 30, 1915. 

sketch is of the comedy variety. It is called "We Want Our 
Rights," and deals with the woman suffrage problem in its re- 
lation to domestic life. Cora Simpson and company, who take 
the parts of the progressive suffragette and her common-sense 
husband, acquit themselves very cleverly of their task. 

The opera habit appears to have become permanent with 
Pantages, and the patrons are grateful for it. At least one op- 
eratic feature on each week's program would be appreciated. 
Mme. Remi and Signor Ballengeri appear this week in a reper- 
toire of grand opera duets, and the audience evinces regret 
when they retire to make room for the next number. 

The American Whirlwind Beauties — there is a dozen of 
them — sweep over the stage like a hurricane in marvelous acro- 
batic dances, and a brief intermission is filled by a modern Cin- 
derella whose imitations of everything between heaven and 
earth are inimitable. O'Neal and Walmsley are very clever 
comedians, and spring the first joke on the jitney 'bus that has 
been heard on a San Francisco stage. The Baker troupe do 
the most increditable stunts on bicycles of all sizes and shapes. 

The program includes the first moving picture of the Italian 
earthquake to be shown in San Francisco. The film is a good 
one; it shows all the horrors and privations through which the 
afflicted people are passing. A comedy picture with Max Un- 
der in the leading role, and another of cowboy love making, 
are also thrown on the screen. 

A. G.A. 

* * * 

"Mignon' at the Tivoli 

Grand opera is judged by its music, the acting is a matter of 
secondary consideration. Moving picture plays are judged by 
the acting alone. Hence it is evident that to convert grand 
opera into motion pictures must be a difficult undertaking. But 
an unqualified success in this respect has been scored in the 
filmed version of the famous opera "Mignon," which is on the 
screen at the Tivoli this week, with Beatriz Michelena in the 
title role. It is a strange coincidence that it was in this very 
same part Miss Michelena created a musical sensation when 
she was an operatic prima donna. In her mute part in the 
photo play Miss Michelena proves that she is no less gifted as 
an actress than she is as a singer, and she is received with fully 
as much enthusiasm in her new role as she was on the opera 
stage. The filmed version of "Mignon" is in every respect a 
marvelous production. It is evident that the California Motion 
Picture Corporation has spared no effort or expense to make 
it one of the most beautiful photo plays ever produced, and the 
film is extraordinarily clear and artistic in every respect. Parts 
of it were photographed on the country estates of Arthur W. 
Foster and Henry E. Bothin, at San Rafael; Mrs. Theodore 
F. Payne, at Menlo Park, and Eugene de Sabla, Jr., at Hills- 
borough. Selections from the opera "Mignon" are rendered by 
the orchestra to make the film all the more realistic. The 
management of the Tivoli made Miss Michelena an attractive 
offer to sing with the film, but her contract with the California 

Motion Picture Corporation prevented her from accepting it. 
* * * 


Pantages Theatre. — Jean Traig, the young girl whose story 
has been running as a serial in one of the local daily news- 
papers, will make her theatrical debut as the star attraction 
of an exceptionally good bill at the Pantages on Sunday. Miss 
Traig is unquestionably the most talked of young woman in 
San Francisco, and her appearance in vaudeville should crowd 
the Market street theatre to the doors. Sophie Treadwell, the 
local newspaper writer who wrote the story of Miss Traig, has 
taken a page from the life of the girl which she has moulded 
into a stirring playlet, which she entitled "An Unwritten Chap- 
ter." It recounts an incident which actually befell Jean Traig 
while she was struggling to gain a foothold in this city. Fred- 
erick X. Snook, a character actor of ability, and K. Kanabain, 
a Japanese player formerly with Walker Whiteside in the 
original cast of "The Typhoon," will be in support of Miss 
Traig. The regular circuit headliner will be the Royal Mikado 
Jiu-Jitsu troupe of athletes, consisting of fourteen of the most 
famous wrestlers from Japan. All the intricate demonstra- 
tions of the art of self-defense will be shown by the troupe. 
Danny Simmons, known as "The Military Hobo," is the big 
comedy hit of the new bill. Simmons was a small riot here last 
year, and he has added several new songs and topical numbers 

to his act. Ted and Uno Bradley sing, patter and play popu- 
lar numbers on the piano. Wright and Lane, man and woman, 
offer society dances with whirlwind finish. Jules Merceau and 
company do bits of juggling, hoop rolling and have a couple 
of comedy canines to help out. Another laughable two reel 
Keystone comedy film will also be shown. 

* * * 

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. — Next week will be a 
most important one for the San Francisco Symphony Orches- 
tra. On Friday afternoon, February 5th, with Albert Spalding, 
the leading American violinist, as soloist, the orchestra will 
give the eighth symphony concert of its subscription series of 
ten, at the Cort Theatre. The program, which will commence 
promptly at three o'clock, includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 
5, Beethoven's Concerto for violin and orchestra, and Ban- 
tock's Comedy Overture, "The Pierrot of the Minute." 

On Sunday afternoon, February 7th, at 2:30 p. m. sharp, at 
the two million dollar Exposition Civic Auditorium, Polk and 
Grove streets, and for the benefit of the large portion of the 
musical public of San Francisco and vicinity that has neither 
the time nor the inclination to patronize the severely classical 
Friday afternoon concerts, the San Francisco Symphony Or- 
chestra will give a special Sunday concert. In order that this 
concert may be at once a most "gala and joyful occasion," the 
orchestra will be augmented to eighty musicians, and two of 
the most popular stars of the musical world, Albert Spalding, 
the excellent violinist, and Rudolph Ganz, the great Swiss pian- 
ist, will appear as soloists. Conductor Henry Hadley has ar- 
ranged a program beautifully balanced and precisely appro- 
priate, including Wagner's Overture, "The Mastersingers," 
Beethoven's Emperor Concerto for the piano, two movements 
of Goldmark's Symphony, "The Rustic Wedding," Mendels- 
sohn's Concerto for the violin, and Tschaikowsky's overture, 
"The Year 1812." 

The large seating capacity of the Exposition Civic Audi- 
torium makes it possible for the Musical Association of San 
Francisco, which maintains the San Francisco Symphony Or- 
chestra, to make the scale of prices for the special Sunday 
concert so moderate as to bring them within the income of all ; 
four thousand general admission tickets will be sold at twenty- 
five cents each, twenty-two hundred reserved seats at fifty 
cents each, and the boxes, which total two thousand seats, and 
seat six or eight, will be sold for five dollars each. Single 
box seats will be sold for one dollar. Tickets for this special 
concert will be on sale at Sherman & Clay's beginning Mon- 
day next, and at the box offices of the Auditorium on the day 
of the concert. 

* * » 

Orpheum. — Madame Jeanne Jomelli, recently dramatic so- 
prano of the Metropolitan Opera Company, New York, will 
head the Orpheum bill next week. While with the Metropoli- 
tan Opera Company, Madame Jomelli met with glorious success 
both in New York and on tour, and was regarded as one of the 
most brilliant stars of that organization. 

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Crane, who return from New York, 
where they created a great sensation with their ball room 
dances, will present their latest terpsichorean sensations. 


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Mints Pacific Coast 


January 30, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 


Paul Armstrong has added to the list of his successes a one- 
act satire entitled "Woman Proposes," which will be presented 
with the well known comedienne, Ruth Allen, and a company 
of eight. 

Milt Collins, styled "The Speaker of the House," imperso- 
nates a German politician whose discourse on American topics 
is funny in the extreme. 

Mademoiselle Maryon Vadie, a youthful and skillful inter- 
preter of lyric and classic dances, and a corps de ballet under 
the direction of Hans S. Linne, will present a series of seven 
new dances. 

Rae Eleanor Ball, violin virtuoso and a fine musician with 
splendid technique, will be heard in classical and popular num- 

* * * 

Grand Promenade Orchestral Concert. — The ninth symphony 
concert of the People's Philharmonic Orchestra will be the first 
musical event to be given in the new Civic Auditorium, and it 
will go down in history as the "Grand Promenade Orchestral 
Concert." Thursday evening, February 4th, is the time. Con- 
ductor Herman Perlet will direct the sixty-five artists that com- 
prise the orchestra; the Loring Club Male Chorus, conducted 
by Wallace A. Sabin, will render vocal selections, and a 
French horn solo will be given by F. E. Huske. The People's 
Philharmonic Association has undertaken to give the music- 
loving public the opportunity to hear the great master compos- 
ers at a nominal price, and the eight previous concerts given 
in Pavilion. Rink have proven that such was the one thing San 
Francisco needed and would be attended, and has brought 
the association to the realization of their fondest dreams that 
it would become an established civic necessity. It is now a 
democratized institution, and encouragement from every hand 
is being tendered. The ninth Philharmonic concert promises 
for to eclipse any previous musical event in San Francisco, 
and preparations are in progress to accommodate an unprece- 
dented attendance. The full program is as follows : 

Overture, Rosamunde, Franz Schubert; Reverie, An In- 
dian Summer, Philip I. Jacoby; Romanza, French horn, 
Mr. F. E. Huske. Symphony 40, C Minor, W. A. Mozart. 
(Intermission.) (a) March from the Bohemian Grove play, 
"St. Patrick of Tara," conducted by the Composer, Wallace A. 
Sabin; (b) Wine, Woman and Song, Strauss, The Loring Club. 
Ballet Suite from the Opera "Feramors," Anton Rubinstein. 

* * * 

Columbia. — This Saturday night will see the thirty-seventh 
and final performance of the record-breaking Henry Miller en- 
gagement at the Columbia Theatre. The actor-manager has 
given San Francisco even a finer production of "Daddy Long- 
Legs" than he did either New York or Chicago, and the charm 
of Jean Webster spread broadcast over the city. Miller 
has to his credit the longest run in the theatrical history of San 
Francisco so far as two dollar shows are concerned, and it is a 
record to be proud of these days. 

The Columbia will be dark next week. The bookings for 
the near future at the Columbia are of an exceptionally fine or- 
der. The first is that of Rose Stahl in her latest comedy hit, 

"A Perfect Lady." 

* * * 

Benefit for California Refuge for Girls.— A very attractive 
program, consisting of violin solos by Edward Cahn, has been 
prepared for the benefit concert for the California Refuge for 
Girls to be given at the Y. M. C. A. auditorium, 220 Golden 
Gate avenue, Friday evening, February 19th. The California 
Refuge for Girls is an organization of Christian women to as- 
sist all girls in need. It co-operates with other organizations 
for the protection and rescue of girls, including work in court, 
prisons and hospitals. Such an undertaking entails a very 
great demand upon the resources, and at the present time a re- 
plenishment of the treasury is an urgent necessity. The pro- 
gram prepared for the benefit concert is of such artistic excel- 
lence that purchasers of tickets will receive more than their 
money's worth, and at the same time they will support a very 

deserving humanitarian cause. 

« » * 

Kohler & Chase Matinee Musicales Resumed.— The an- 
nouncement that Kohler & Chase will resume their weekly 
Matinee Musicales this (Saturday) afternoon, at Kohler & 
Chase Hall, will no doubt be hailed with much delight by all 
those who really enjoy listening to good music. One of the 

best objects of these events in the past has been the success in 
introducing gifted musicians to the public in a manner that 
brought them instant recognition. The plans contemplated for 
the 1915 or Exposition series are even more ambitious than 
those of the past. Besides a number of distinguished resident 
artists there will be introduced several musicians of interna- 
tional reputation who have located here since the interruption 
of these events last summer. The first soloist engaged for this 
1915 series is Mrs. Richard Rees, soprano, who has met with 
such unqualified success on past occasions that she may easily 
be regarded as one of the stars of the engagements. Mr. Var- 
gas, who is in charge of these events, will again preside at the 
piano. As usual, no admission will be charged, nor are ad- 
mission cards necessary to gain entrance. 

German War Film Coming. — All those who are following 
the course of the big war, and particularly our German-Ameri- 
can citizens, will be interested to learn that a five-reel official 
German war picture, sent to America with the permission and 
authority of the Kaiser, will be shown for the first time in 
California a week from Sunday, at a theatre yet to be an- 
nounced. These are the first battle scenes from the Fatherland 
to be brought to America, and in New York, where they were 
produced under the auspices of the "Staats-Zeitung," the lead- 
ing German paper, they made a profound impression. They 
portray, in minute detail, in some four hundred scenes, the ac- 
tual movements and activities of the German army, showing the 
power of its organization and the efficiency of its operations. 
Conditions as they exist in Berlin are clearly depicted, as well 
as the movements of the troops, their equipment and other 
paraphernalia necessary to carry on a campaign. 


O'Farrell Street Bet. Stockton and Powell 
Phone Douglas 70 


Week beginning THIS SUNDAY 

MME. JEANNE JOMKLLI Prima Donna ol the Metropolitan Opera Company; 
l'mii Armstrong's new onaacl satire "WOMAN PROPOSES" with Ruth Allen 
and a c 'unman v of Eight; MR. and MRS. DOUGLAS CRANE in Their Dances; 
MILT COLLINS "The Speaker ol the House": MLLE. MARYON VADIE & 
CO. in a Series of LyTiC Dances; RAE ELEANOR BALL. Violin Virtu. isu; 

Company of Celestials. 

Evening Prices. 10c. 25c, 50c.. 75c. Matinee Pries lexcept Sun- 
days and holidays), 10c. 26< 50< PHONE DOUGLAS 70. 

Civic Auditorium 

tiErkin. Grove and Hayes Sts, 


Assisted bj the Loring Club. Wallace A. Sabin, Director 
General Admission 28 cents. Reserved *<-n\*. B0 i ants, 

rman, i las A Co., Kohler and Chase, New Em League, 
-I.; Hotel St, Francis. 

Pantages' Theatre 

Market Streel opposite Mason 

Cominencirjg Sued*? Afternoon January 31 


hi "How I Got M.v Husband and How I Lost Him," In a thrilling 
episode written »►>■ Sophie Treadwell oi the Bull. tin. entitled 



wo Concerts 

8th Subscription Concert 

ORCHESTRA" cort theatre 

Menhy Haoley Conductor. Friday, Feb 5. 3 p. m. 


Tli k.-ts: Tie to 5. Monday, 

SPECIAL SUNDAY CONCERT. FEB. 7. 2:30 P. M.. at the 


80 Musicians and 2 Great Soloists 


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Miss Virginia Jolliffe, who has just returned from a visit to 
the Southland, brings back an interesting account of the pro- 
posed opening of the Country Playhouse at Santa Barbara. 
This theatre has grown out of the dreams and the financial 
backing of Mrs. William Miller Graham, and is probably the 
only modern example of a building which, like those of the 
"elder days of art, builders wrought with greatest care, each 
minute and unseen part, for the gods see everyw'here!" 

Visitors who have been taken through the playhouse by Mrs. 
Graham say it is like some exquisite jewel of a theatre, some- 
finished, polished gem which glows like the most precious 
stone before the commonplaceness and crudities of the com- 
mercial theatre. The stock for this venture was subscribed by 
the millionaire colony at Montecito, with Mrs. Graham spon- 
soring the venture and taking the biggest block of shares. 

The formal opening of the theatre is to be in August, and 
Mrs. Graham has shown that she is an impresario of some 
judgment and finesse, for she has not only signed up the great 
Caruso and his velvety tenor notes, and Pavlowa, the Russian 
dancer with her talented toes, but she has included in the con- 
tract a clause which makes it impossible for either of them to 
appear anywhere else on the coast during the summer season. 
Society people from Seattle to San Diego will go to Santa Bar- 
bara for the opening of this unique playhouse, and they will 
have the further thrill of knowing that no one outside the 
sacred precincts of the exclusive little playhouse will have the 
pleasure of seeing those artists this season. 

America is now flooded with artists from Europe, especially 
musicians, who have been driven from the war ridden coun- 
tries, and these musicians are clamoring for engagements. Mrs. 
Graham, through her many seasons abroad, has connections 
with the most famous literary, musical and theatrical people 
in Europe, and she has referred all applications to her friends 
over there so as to avoid even the mistake of a mediocre per- 
son in the orchestra. The result will be an orchestra made up 
of men of genuine musical distinction in their own countries, 
and it is small wonder that the smart set here is as keen about 
the venture as the people in Santa Barbara itself. The visitors 
who come to the expositions and are distinguished enough to 
be invited to the Country Playhouse, will have rich and rare 
embroidery for the tales they take back of the culture and 
luxury of country life in California. 
© © © 

Miss Virginia Jolliffe was one of the guests of Mr. D. C. 
Jackling for a week at the San Diego Exposition. Miss Jolliffe 
left the party at Santa Barbara for a brief visit with Mrs. Wil- 
liam Miller Graham. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Judge, Mr. and Mrs. 
Walker Salisbury and Mrs. Mountford Wilson, who were the 
other guests of Mr. Jackling, came on up to San Francisco. 
The Salisburys and the Judges are now on their way to their 
homes in Salt Lake City, but will return here for a long visit 
when the Exposition opens. Mr. Jackling will be one of the 
factors in the social life of the city during the Exposition, for 
in addition to private cars, the handsomest yacht in these 
waters, and apartments at the St. Francis that cover a whole 
floor and include a miniature theatre, he has a genuine gift 
for having a good time and sharing it with others, instead of al- 
lowing his vast affairs to entirely engross his time. When a 
copper magnate can frolic through the war, considering what 
it has done to copper, every one else ought to be able to sit 
up and have a good time. To be sure, Mr. Jackling has a few 
gold mines, too! 

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Thornwell Mullally has been elected chairman of the floor 
committee which will manage the Mardi Gras ball on the night 
of February 16th at the Palace Hotel. There are thirty-four 
other men who will share this responsibility, men well known 
in the social, business and club life of San Francisco, but it 
was agreed that since Mullally is the only man among them 

who has achieved fame and distinction as a floor manager he 
must be invested with the rights and dignities and titles that 
accrue with the chairmanship. Mullally is a perfect example 
of the "thrust upon" species of greatness. Originally his tal- 
ents did not reach out in this direction, and he had no desire 
to be known as the Rajah of ball room management. But the 
details of two or three big affairs were shoved on his broad 
and capable shoulders, and then every one all at once discov- 
ered that Mullally was a genius at that sort of thing. So the 
Exposition directors handed him the small order of making 
a large success of the Auditorium ball, and in the face of all 
sorts of difficulties he organized his corps of helpers and put 
over some novel stunts in addition to the usual features and 
elaborate details of a successful ball. So small wonder that 
society insists that he take the chairmanship for the Mardi 
Gras ball, which is the pet frolic of the smart set. 

The members of the Children's Hospital Auxiliary announce 
that tickets for the ball will be on sale at all of the leading 
hotels in Oakland and San Francisco three days before the 
event, and that meantime they may be obtained from any mem- 
ber of the Auxiliary. 

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The following conversation, overheard at the St. Francis 
the other day, is illuminating. A young matron had just had 
a letter from Jennie Crocker Whitman, who complained that 
she was not even enjoying an after-dinner cigarette, the doctor 
having put an embargo on all smokes for the time being. 

"How silly!" exclaimed a blithe and resourceful young per- 
son. "My doctor ordered me to stop smoking, and I simply 
changed doctors. With all the physicians in New York, Jennie 
could certainly find one who would let her enjoy an occasional 

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The shadow that has fallen on the Howard family spreads 
its gloom over a great part of society. The death of popular 
"Teddy" Howard as a result of the recent elevator accident, 
was in itself enough of a burden of sorrow for any family 
to bear, but coincident with the accident, one of the five How- 
ard children was stricken with scarlet fever, and in spite of all 
precautions, all the children came down with it so that during 
that dreadful period of uncertainty, when her husband lingered 
between life and death, Mrs. Howard had the further anxiety 
of a quarantined house. The day of Mr. Howard's death, his 
sister, Frances Howard, became completely unbalanced and 
had to be restrained to prevent her from committing an act 
of violence. She is now in the care of alienists in a private 
sanitorium for such cases. Mrs. Howard has broken down 
under the strain of it all, and is taking the rest cure, no one be- 
ing allowed to see her. The children are not in danger, as they 
are suffering from a slight attack of scarlet fever, but the How- 
ard place at San Mateo is still under quarantine. 
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Friends of Mrs. Eleanor Martin, and their name is legion, 
have observed recently that she is very much perturbed over 
the anomalous position which her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Peter 
Martin, now occupies in San Francisco society. When Mrs. 
Peter first came to San Francisco as the bride of the dashing 
Peter, with all the glamour of Newport trailing behind her, 
every one was a little in awe of her, and the mixture of pride 
and awe with which Mrs. Martin regarded her was very inter- 
esting. The New Yorker was polite to everyone, but she never 
made any warm friends on her many visits out here, and the 
last time that she came she affected a very bored manner and 
incidentally shocked some of the conservatives by entertaining 
at her home a musician who sang at one of the local cafes. 

This visit has widened the schism between local society and 
the Newport matron. There are those who say that society 
will have none of her, that she is no longer amie de maison of 
the best houses. Some few declare that this is just what she 
wants, as she has no liking for the local diversions, but prefers 
to go her own way, which parallels the direction taken by the 
Duke of Maecklenburg-Schwerin, who is not adding to the 
efficiency of the German army by placing himself as a target 
for the bullets of the Allies. 

Meantime, Mrs. Eleanor Martin is said to be very disturbed 
at the situation, but Mrs. Peter Martin goes her regal way as 
unperturbed as a spring day. She is still personna grata with 
the New York set, and will be one of the local people enter- 
tained by the Vincent Astors when they arrive here on their 

January 30, 1915. 

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yacht, the "Norma," sometime toward the end o£ February or 
the beginning of March. Peter Martin's health has been a 
matter of grave alarm again to his family, but just at this 
writing his condition has somewhat improved. 
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Since Mrs. Carolan's return from Europe, almost every one 
in the Peninsula set has put aside a percentage of bridge 
earnings for her war sufferers, and a goodly sum is being real- 
ized in this way. Mrs. Carolan brought the suggestion from 
New York, where the society people are sharing their earnings 
with the war victims. Even when the game is a very moderate 
one, enough coin dribbles into the fund to count at the end of 
the month, and it would be interesting for some statistician at 
the end of the war to figure out how much money flowed 
into the depleted money chests of Europe from the bridge 
tables of America. 

One of the young matrons who is in the coterie of people 
who have declared their bridge earnings in favor of the Bel- 
gian soldiers came to town the other day and purchased $250 
worth of "war kits" for the gallant soldiers who are fighting 
under King Albert. These war kits consist of the minimum 
amount of warm clothing with which a soldier at the front can 
keep from perishing from the cold. Warm shirts, mufflers, 
wristlets and woolen gloves make up the kit which has been 
standardized by experts and put on sale in the department 
stores all over America, where they are sold without any profit 
to the dealer. In New York society, girls are selling them at 
small tables provided for their use by the stores. 
• • • 

The arrival of the Douglas Cranes at a local theatre and 
their appearance at all the smart dansants of the week has re- 
called to society how much, after all, we owe this energetic 
couple, for they were the ones that set society off to the tune 
of dance music and kept them going until they developed a 
momentum that now keeps three regular dansants, one at the 
Palace, one at the St. Francis, and one at the Fairmont, going, 
to say nothing of the benefit dansants that are written on the 
margin of every week. 

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Every one is remarking about the change that has come over 
Mrs. John C. Black of Piedmont since her return from Europe. 
She delights in telling short narratives of her experiences 
waiting upon the nurses in the American hospital in Paris and 
also in the British hospital. Several hours each day she as- 
sisted the Red Cross nurses. In discussing the subject with a 
friend, Mrs. Black said : "We were all so happy we could have 
done something to aid the soldiers. In Paris there is nothing 
in the way of entertaining at this time. All the Parisian wo- 
men are busily engrossed in sewing and crocheting. While 
there, I crocheted about 'fifty mufflers for the soldiers. Other 
women knitted caps. Each morning the soldiers or some of the 
officers would collect our sewing and carry it to the camps. 
The people in New York are more depressed about the war 
than the Westerners. In the East the war has completely 
changed the social life there." Professor and Mrs. Joseph Le 
Conte, who returned from Europe a few weeks ago, spent sev- 
eral months in touring the old world. They spent much of their 
time in Italy and Switzerland. Mrs. Le Conte also assisted the 
Red Cross nurses and aided them in making bandages and do- 
ing other necessary sewing. 

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Will Patricia O'Connor, fascinating widow of Tyler Hen- 
shaw Jr., of Oakland, accept concert engagements which have 
already been offered to her by Eastern managers, or will she 
continue her career in California? Her friends are encourag- 
ing her to go into broader fields and to forsake the provincial 
choir work in which she is interested. Thus far she has not 
announced whether or not she will relinquish her hold on her 
present work. Therefore her chums say that there must be 
an attraction here, but no one knows who the controlling power 
is. However, she will make her bow in the new Children's 
Theatre in San Francisco in the quaint Dutch play entitled 
"Stockheaded Peter." She will play the leading role. The 
comedy will be presented March 6th. 
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Really it is unfortunate in a way that Cupid is so busy with 
his little arrow, and is never satisfied until he pierces the heart 
of our very youngest girls. It is rumored that Bernadette Wil- 
liams of Piedmont is the latest victim, and has succumbed to 

Cupid's wiles even before her debutante days have been 
launched. Bernadette is a lovable, sweet girl, and cares noth- 
ing about "title" or even "money," as Daddy Williams has 
"oodles" of it. Bernadette has "fessed up" that a dandy swain 
has been courting her and sending her messages via long dis- 
tance. Nay, he frequently makes trips to the beautiful home 
of the belle. He hails from Sacramento, and is a stunning, 
actor-like type. Bernadette said recently that he is the best 
ever, and maybe within a few weeks I will divulge his name. 
Bernadette nearly gave the entire secret away to a friend over 
the phone, but Mamma Williams said "not yet." Miss Wil- 
liams attended the inauguration of Governor Hiram Johnson, 
with her father, William R. Williams, State Superintendent of 
Banks, and it was there that Bernadette revived a childhood 
friendship, and the result — well, any one can guess. Daddy 
Williams will no doubt bless the couple and evidently give 
a handsome check to boot, as truly he is a most indulgent 
lather. Meanwhile, Bernadette is waiting for the ring, and at 
the same time she is giving her secondary courtiers the "icy 
stare," politely telling them that she would prefer to spend 
her evenings and take her motor trips with an old acquaintance 
of hers. She has been a bit careless about introducing her 
"latest" to all her girl friends. So many of our smart young 
girls are more cautious. Bernadette is a favorite in the navy 
set, and has been the guest of Captain and Mrs. Hutton of Mare 
Island at several dances given during the winter season. She 
has attended the Presidio hops and has always been one of the 
sought-after girls. 

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Mignon Wilson, a member of the sub-debutante set of Pied- 
mont, is annoyed to think that the young men of to-day appear 
so grown up ; they do not seem to be like kids at all. Mignon, 
though in her early teens, does not want to be a grown-up lady. 
She says she will wear the curls and short skirts until she be- 
comes of age. Mrs. Wilson is anxious to have her beautiful 
daughter Mignon among the belles, and in fact wants her to 
make her formal bow at an elaborate ball, but truly, Mignon 
balks at the idea. Mrs. Morris Sullivan, who was Gladys Wil- 
son, one of the blue-blooded swells, made her debut midst the 
sound of trumpets, figuratively speaking, and her wedding was 
a brilliant affair. Her sister is quite the opposite. She de- 
clares her nuptials will be simple. There are several college 
chaps mad about Mignon, and during her recent illness her 
room was filled with flowers from the "rude swains" who idol- 
ize her. She breaks the record for bouquets. There is a cer- 
tain young man who belongs to one of our wealthiest families 
who is devoted to her. Mrs. Wilson is nursing the case, but I 
guess there is no doubt of the culmination. 
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In speaking of Robert Sharon, whose betrothal to Hazel In- 
gels was announced last week, "Bob," it is fair to say, kept a 
pretty matron who recently married guessing for some time. 
Every one thought "Bob" was queer not to have married her, 
but the matron is happily wedded, and has not given Bob an- 
other thought. I have been told that "Bob" has been engaged 
to Hazel for six months; some even state that it is a longer 
period; at any rate, the wedding will take place in May. No 
definite plans have been made for the nuptials. Mrs. Herbert 
Hamilton Brown is devoted to her new sister-in-law to-be, and 
has been interested in the match. I understand Mrs. Sharon is 
also pleased. Hazel Ingels is quite domesticated, and makes 
all her own clothes. Although she is not in the "400," still she 
is extremely popular. 

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Among the much-admired guests at the Flood luncheon given 
Monday at the St. Francis Hotel was Mrs. William Hinckley 
Taylor, who appeared in a stunning black cloth suit trimmed 
with ermine and a "Tricone" hat outlined with the same fur. 
There were forty guests bidden. The table decorations were 
elaborate in point of detail. Since moving to the east side of 
the bay, Mrs. Taylor's home has been the rendezvous for much 

"I find," confessed skimpy little Mr. Meek, "that I do 

the housework easier and quicker when my wife is not at 
home to help me," — Judge. 

If you wish to see the only genuine Monkey Fur in the 

city look in Marsh's window. Post and Powell streets. 

January 30, 1915. 

S0MMERHAYES-CQNROY.— The marriage of Miss Helen Summerhayes 
and Dr. Robert J. Conroy of Medford, Or., was solemnized Wednesday 
evening at the home of the bride's aunt. Mrs. Aurelius E. Bucking- 
ham, on Jackson street. Rev. Father Leo of the Catholic Church at 
Medford officiated. Only relatives and a few close friends attended 
the wedding. Dr. and Mrs. Conroy will return from their honeymoon 
in time to attend the wedding of Miss Alys Summerhayes and Neil 
C. Cornwall on the evening -of February 3d at St. John's Presby- 
terian Church in Berkeley. 


KENT-ARNOLD. — A wedding that is of interest to many in California 
will take place in Washington February 26th. when Miss Elizabeth 
Kent will become the bride of George Stanley Arnold. It will be an 
elaborate affair at the home of Congressman and Mrs. William Kent. 
and will be witnessed by several hundred friends. Rev. Roy Hough- 
ton will read the marriage service. Miss Kent will be attended by 
Miss Mary Armsby. The best man will be Arnold's brother, Dr. 
Howard S. Arnold. 

PICKERING- WILLI AMS.— Miss Rhoda Pickering and Tenney Williams 
will be married on St Valentine's Day, February 14th, at the Picker- 
ing home on Broadway. 

READ- PARTRIDGE.— Cards are out for the wedding of Miss Vesta, 
daughter of Mrs. Henry Lawrence Read, to Mr. John F. Partridge, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. John Partridge. The ceremony will take place 
on Thursday evening. February 11th, at 9 o'clock, at the residence 
of the bride-elecfs aunt, Mrs. Abbott Hanks, 3155 Pacific avenue, and 
will be witnessed only by relatives and a few intimate friends. Rev. 
Caleb Samuel S. Dutton, pastor of the First Unitarian Church, will 


BOGUE. — Mrs. Russell Bogne, who arrived a few days ago from her 
home in New York, was the guest of honor at an informal tea Tues- 
day afternoon over which Miss Edith Treaner presided at her home 
on Pacific avenue. Half a dozen of Mrs. Bogue's old friends were 
bidden to this affair. Mrs. Bogue is passing several months in San 
Francisco as the guest of her mother, Mrs. Eugene Freeman, at the 
Bellevue Hotel. 

DE GUERRE. — Miss Marion de Guerre entertained a group of friends at 
tea at the Fairmont Hotel, Friday, taking part in the weekly "the 
dansant" at that hotel. 

REYNOLDS'.— Mrs. William E. Reynolds was hostess at an informal tea 
in her apartments at the Keystone Tuesday in honor of Mrs. Owen 
Crisp, wife of Captain Crisp of the U. N. Revenue Service. Captain 
Crisp has been detailed to the Exposition by the government The 
hostess was assisted in entertaining her guests by Mrs. Elizabeth 
Frye, Miss Ruth Willison and Mrs. Cochrane. 

SABIN. — Mrs. John I. Sabin gave one of a series of informal teas in her 
apartment on California street Wednesday afternoon. 

COFFEY.— Mrs. W. B. Coffey was a luncheon hostess Thursday afternoon 
at her home on Vallejo street. 

: >. — An elaborate luncheon was given by Mrs. James L. Flood at the 
St. Francis Monday. The luncheon took place in the Italian room. 
Mrs. Flood and Miss Jennie Flood greeted the guests, both gowned 
in handsome black afternoon frocks of velvet with touches of dainty 
white lace. It was a delightful affair. 

iJREEXWGOD-GOODALL. — Miss Suzette Greenwood and Miss Helen 
Goodall will be hostesses at an elaborate luncheon this Saturday after- 
noon in compliment to Miss Madeleine Chambers. This affair will 
take place at Miss Goodall's home in Oakland, and will be attended 
by a number of guests from this side of the bay, as well as sev- 
eral of the younger set of Oakland. 

HALE. — Mrs. Prentiss Cobb Hale entertained some of her friends at a 
luncheon Wednesday, having the Mesdames Joseph B. Coryell, Mar- 
shall Hale. William Shay, Edwin C. Long and Miss Josephine Lindley. 

KEENEY-CHICKERING. — The luncheon given Tuesday by Mrs. Charles 
Keeney and Mrs. Harry Chickering at their home in Oakland was 
one of the most elaborate affairs of the season. Miss Marian Haines, 
Whose engagement to Dudley Dexter of Santa Barbara was an- 
nounced recently was the guest of honor. The luncheon table was 
decorated in a Dresden effect, and quantities of pink and white roses 
were introduced in the decorative scheme. 

MARSDEN.— Miss Lucie Marsden was guest of honor at a luncheon party 
given by Miss Louise Murray on Thursday. 

MILLER. — Mrs. H. M. A. Miller presided Wednesday afternoon at a 
handsomely appointed luncheon at the Francisca Club. It was given 
in honor of her niece. Miss Leslie Miller. Half a dozen members of 
the younger set were asked to meet her. 

PRINGLE. — A few friends of Mrs. E. Covington Pringle enjoyed her hos- 
pitality at a luncheon Wednesday afternoon at her home in Wash- 
ington street 

WOOD WORTH. — Miss Arabella Schwerin was the complimented guest 
Tuesday at a luncheon given by Miss Dorothy Woodworth at her 
home on Prospect street, Berkeley. The places were marked by 
dainty hand-painted cards and the table was ornamented with a gold 
basket filled with pink primroses and maidenhair fern. 

ALLEN.— Mrs. Frank Howard Allen, Sr., entertained at a dinner Thurs- 
day evening at her home in Washington street. 

BERTHEAU. — Miss Vesta Read, fiancee of John Partridge, was the com- 
plimented guest at a dinner party over whjch Miss Helen Berthau pre- 
sided Tuesday evening at her home on Broadway. Twelve guests 
shared the evening's pleasure. 

CURRAN. — Mr. and Mrs. Ambler Curran entertained a coterie of friends 
at dinner Monday evening at one of the down- town restaurants. 
Later in the evening the hosts and their guests attended the dance 
at the St Francis. 

DUTTON. — Miss Gertrude Hopkins was the complimented guest at dinner 
Tuesday evening at the Fairmont Hotel, when Mr. and Mrs. Henry 
Foster Dutton entertained at the dinner dance. 

EDE. — Mr. and and Mrs. William Ede were the guests of honor at a dinner 
given Wednesday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Raas at their apart- 
ment on Sacramento street. 

HORST. — Baron Horst entertained a party of friends on Monday evening 
at the "Pavo Real." 

MEYERFIELD. — Mr. and Mrs. Morris Meyerfield gave a delightful dinner 
dance at their home in California street Wednesday night in honor 
of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Crane. 

MILLER.— Mr. and Mrs. C. O. G. MUIer had thirty guests at the St. 
Francis Monday evening. 

MICHAELS. — Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Michaels entertained on Monday 
evening a large party at the St. Francis. 

MURRAY. — Lieutenant and Mrs. Maxwell Murray are giving a dinner 
this Saturday evening at their quarters at Fort Mason. 

SLOSS. — Mr. M. C. Sloss entertained a party of friends on Monday even- 
ing at the "Pavo Real." 

SUTRO. — Mr. Gus Sutro entertained a party of friends at dinner on Mon- 
day evening at the "Pavo Real." 

THOMAS. — Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas had a party of fifteen at the 
St. Francis Monday evening. 


FAIRMONT HOTEL. — There was much gayety at the supp<-r dance at 
the Fairmont Tuesday evening. Every table was occupied, and 
dancing was indulged in until a late hour. The tables arrant' I III 
the ballroom were prettily decorated with spring flowers, roses and 
maidenhair ferns. 


GAIETY CLUB.— The Gaiety Club had its one dance of this year on 
Wednesday evening at the home of Miss Beatrice Nickel. Miss Marie 
Louise Black, Miss Elva de Pue and the Misses Cora and Fredertkt 
Otis also each had dinner parties before the dance. Mrs. Joseph A. 
Donohoe invited some of her younger friends in honor of Miss 

SPRECKELS. — Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Spreckels entertained the members 
of the Thursday Evening Dancing Club at an informal affair this 
Thursday evening at their home in Pacific avenue. 

ERICE. — Mr. and Mrs. John J. Brice had a score of the younger Bel in 
honor of her daughter. Miss Elizabeth Brice at the Fairmont dansanl 

CROCKER.— Mr. and Mrs. William H. Crocker entertained a numbei "i 
friends at the Fairmont Dansant Tuesday. 

DE YOUNG. — Mr. and Mrs. M. H. de Young were among the many 
hosts to a number of their friends at the dansant at the Fairmont 
Hotel on Tuesday. 

FRANKLIN. — Dr. and Mrs. Walter Scott were host and hostess at the 
Dansant on Tuesday at the Fairmont to a party of twelve. 

SHARON. — Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Sharon entertained a number of 
friends at the Fairmont dansant on Tuesday. 

WESTFALL.— Miss Edna Westfall of Berkeley entertained on Friday 
for Miss Lucie Marsden and her bridal party at a matinee and thea- 
tre party. 


MENDELL. — Mr. and Mrs. George Harry Mendcll. Jr.. were the week-end 
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Sharon at their home at Menlo. 
Mr. and Mrs. Mendell gave an informal dinner Saturday evening, 
where eight were seated about a table decorated with pink ros. s and 
maidenhair ferns. Mr. and Mrs. Mendell returned Tuesday morning 
to their apartments at the Palace. 

OUTING PARTY. — On Friday night there departed a large outing party 
to the Sierra, approximately a hundred men and women, mostly 
married couples, leaving here for the week-end. The majority are 
friends of the California Commandery. Ernest L. Huerter was master 
of the arrangements. 


DU BOIS. — The Misses Du Bois entertained at a delightful bridge party 
in honor of Miss Augusta Foute this week. 

MARY'S HELP HOSPITAL.— A card party was given at the St. Francis 
Hotel Friday afternoon for the benefit of the free clinic of Mary's 
Help Hospital, 145 Guerrero street. The rose room was divided in 
two sections, one for bridge under the direction of Mrs. J. C. Flood, 
and the other for whist, with Mrs. Oliver Olson in charge, and was 
a decidedly successful affair. 

SWTNERTON. — Mrs. Alfred Swinerton was the guest of honor Wei 

day afternoon at a bridge tea given by Miss Edith Ruckor. i 'hi 
hostess' home on Gough street was prettily decorated with spring 
flowers. This is the first large party that has been given for Mrs. 
Swinerton since her return from her honeymoon. 

January 30, 1915. 

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WHITE.— In i r "f two of the engaged glria Miss Harriet Stone, 

Dr. Ha mi, i Barnard ol Sacramento, and .Miss Marjorle 

engagement t*> Harry Haraley Fair was announced 

irntou White entertained at bridge Friday 

■ ■ Piedmont. A number of guests crossed 


LUB. An Oriental i en] prated through the medium 

tuslc and story, was given by a number of the talented folks of 
Sequoia Club on Thursday evening of tins week, Charles Larsen and 
.Mis. Thomas Xunaii supplied the music, and a playlet was enacted by 
Miss Cyi Re< d, William Davenport, Miss Meek, Miss Frey ami 

Miss Guyett, with interpretative dances by Miss Claire Thompson, 
MlSS Phoebe Bassor and A. S. Bagher. Oriental music was rendered 
by a native Arabian, 


BAKKAN. — A cordial welcome Is beiny extended to Dr. and Mis. Adolph 
Balkan and Mi?s Fanny Balkan, who arrived in San Francisco Mon- 
day after an absence of several years in Kurope. They have passed 
much of their time in Germany, and iiad intended remaining abroad 
for some time longer, but changed their plans because of the war. Dr. 
Otto Earkan did. not return with them, but is practicing at a hospital 
in London. 

BE XT LEW— Robert I. Bentley and Miss Katherine Bentley, who have 
been for several weeks in Honolulu, returned last week on the Mat- 
sonia, and have rejoined their family at the Bellevue Hotel. 

BRESLAUER. — Mr. and Mrs. Bernard M. Breslauer will arrive here this 
week from New York on a visit to Mrs. Breslauer's parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. B. Katschinski. During their visit here they will reside at the 
Granada Hotel. Miss Doris Sachs, a young society belle of New York, 
will accompany Mr. and Mrs. Breslauer. 

CRANE. — Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Crane arrived Monday in San Francisco 
from New York, where they have been for the past year, and arc 
guests at the St. Francis Hotel. 

CRISP. — Captain and Mrs. Crisp are among the recent arrivals in this 
city. Captain Crisp is in the U. N. Revenue Service, and has been 
detailed to the Exposition by the government. Many pleasant affairs 
in a social way are being planned in honor of this popular couple. 

EDI >Y. — Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Eddy have engaged apartments at the 
Fairmont for the spring and summer months. For the last two years 
they have been residing in Europe. The Eddys have a large circle 
of friends in this city. Mrs. Eddy was Miss Lurline Spreckels, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Augustus Spreckels. The latter are also plan- 
ning to come to San Francisco in time for theExposition. 

FORD. — Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ford have arrived in San Francisco from their 
home in Seattle, and are guests at the Palace Hotel. 

NICHOLS. — Miss Margaret Nichols returned Monday from Los Angeles, 
where she has been visiting for the last two weeks. She was exten- 
sively entertained during her stay in the South. 

BISHOP.— Mr. atid Mrs Roy Bishop and their two children are enjoying 
a visit in Southern California, having gone down the latter part of 
last week. 

HATCH.— Mr. Frank M. Hatch and his attractive daughter. Miss Harriet 
Hatch, who arrived last week from Honolulu, departed Wednesday 
for the East, where they will remain until June, when they will re- 
turn to this city to visit the Exposition before sailing lor their 
island home. 

11ELLMANN. — t. W. Hellman, Jr.. vice-president of the Union Trust 
Company, and Mrs. Hellman departed for New- fork on Wedi 
,.\ enlng's Over! 1, In response to a summons from Mrs, Bellman's 

family that announced the sudden and serious illness of her n: 

Mrs. Jacoby, 

JACKLING. — D. G. Jackllng wont to Coronado last week in his private 
car. having SB his guests Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Judge. Mr. and Mrs 
EL W. Salisbury of Salt Lake. Mrs. Mountford S. Wilson and Miss 
Virginia Jolliffe- oi San Fram 

LANGE.— Mr. and Mis. William A, LangQ and M. mother, Mrs. 

Anna Glselman, left Wednesday on the Harvard for a visit to San 

MORGAN-LORD.— The Misses Eleanor Morgan Lord left this 

week for Del Monte, where they will spend several weeks. Since 

their return from Europe the) hav< been guests at the Hotel si. 

SPROUL.— Mrs. J. D, Sprout and hei charming daughter, Miss Marian 

Sproul. left Monday for Southern California, where they will make 

an Indefinite visit. 
welcii. Mrs Andrew Welch and her s.,n. Louis Welch, have i 
Coronado tor <i"' ^ason. 


CHILD LABOR CONVENTIONS. Saturday afternoon, Februarj 8th, is 
the .1 .1 a for the benefit of creating a fund 

with whi.h to bring to this city during the Bhrnosltlon the child 
Labot ommlttee on ded by 

Mrs. Lee Rubens, assisted by the Hesdamea William T B 
ir> Mendell, Jr.. Sigmund Stern, I'. C H 
McMasters, B. O. Sanborn. H. P. Umbsen, I 

Charles 1 -unWOOdlO, Dr. Adelaide BrOWH, Mark Gerstle. DOTOthj H. 

enebaum, Ettgar Petxotto. John P. Spreckels. Jr.. Renno H 
D2S QUIGNIB.- The Christian d« Qulgnes of San Mateo have lea 

new Caspar Whitney house near the Country Club in Santa Barbara, 
and will t Ion early in April with the lease extending six 

DB VECCHI. — Dr. and Mrs. PaOlO de Vecehi and their children will ar- 
rive in San Francisco the latter part of June .>ral months 
here. Inst luring 
shorter visits, within the last few years, they will r-open their own 
handsome home in Jackson street, where a good deal of entertaining 
will be don< 
are at present domiciled in New York. 

DUNNING, Misi Helen Dunning will be hostess at a theatn 

suppei on the evening of February Uth The honored guest on this 
9lon will be Miss Madeleine Chambers, whose marrl 

Barber will take place February 16th, Miss Dunning will be oi 

\t tss i lha moors' attendants. 

DUTTON. — Mr. and Mis. Henry Foster Dutton entertained a partj oi 30 
or so of their friends Tuesday at the dinner dance at Hie Fairmont 

HUSH, Much satisfaction is felt over the announcement that Walter 
Hush wili rule with Miss Anne Feters over the Mardi Gras ball. Mr. 
Hush is one of the popular bachelors of the younger set. and has a 
wide circle of friends on both sides of the bay. 

MA KIH GRAS. — The floor committee for the Mardi Gras ball, to he held 
at the Palace Hotel on February 16th, is practically complete. Thorn- 
well Mullally is chairman. The floor committee will meet at the 
Palace Hotel next Monday at 12 o'clock to hear leports to date, and 
discuss new suggestions regarding the ball. 

MARTIN, — Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Martin have returned from a pleasant 
visit to Coronado and the San Diego Exposition. 

ORIENTAL BALL. — The Oriental ball to be given by Mrs. Bowie Detrick 
for the members of the Assembly, takes place on Friday evening, 
February 5th. It is to be a gala, elaborate affair, with a lot of diver- 
tissement from the professional stage during supper. 

PASCHEL. — Philip Paschel will be host at dinner on the evening of Feb- 
ruary 6th, when he will entertain nearly a score of guests at the 
Bellevue Hotel. The entire party will later attend the dance that 
will be given at the California Club under the patronage of Mesdames 
Robert Henderson, Effingham Sutton, Temple Bridgman and Miss 
Elva de Pue. 

PON1ATOWSKI. — Casimir and Andre Poniatowski, sons of Prince and 
Princess Poniatowski, will pass the summer in California, and will 
be the guests of their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. William H. 
Crocker at Burlingame. 

SPRECKELS. — Mr. and Mrs. Claus August Spreckels are contemplating 
leaving next month for a trip to Florida, where they will enjoy a few 
weeks at Palm Beach. Upon their return to New York they will be 
joined by Mrs. Spencer Eddy and her little son, who will accompany 
them to this city to visit the Exposition. 

WOMAN'S AUXILIARY S. O. C. P.— The Women's Auxiliary of the 
Society of California Pioneers, under the direction of Mrs. Timothy 
Guy Phelps, is arranging the annual breakfast to take place at the 
Fairmont Hotel on Saturday. January 30th. A Spanish menu will be 
served and scenes of the Alha.mhra will be introduced, with an elabo- 
rate wedding ceremony presented in pantomime. Mrs. J. B, Schroe- 
der in charge. Mrs. G. E. Grunsky. toastmaster, will introduce the 
i leakers. Mrs. Frederick ' I. Sanborn, president of the Woman's 
Board, will talk on the Exposition. Mrs. Eleanor Martin, in her rexni- 
ius< > : h ei- clays, will leii .<\ her life in the Governor's family 

during California's flrsl rears Princess ECaihiokiani will direct the 
music of the Hawaiian orchestra. 

— —Mrs. Lee Rubens, chairman of the committee in charge 
of the "the dansant" to take place at the Palace Hotel on Sat- 
urday afternoon, February 6th, between the hours of four and 
seven, beseeches the co-operation of the good people of San 
Francisco to aid this event, which is for the purpose of raising 
funds to bring the National Child Labor Convention to this city 
and to further the movement in the prevention of child labor. 
As yet California has not had very much of this very serious 
problem to contend with, but with the opening of the Panama 
Canal for general traffic in a few weeks our State will be 
brought face to face with a grim reality. The poor war- 
stricken women and their children, who are now purchasing 
their tickets on the installment plan, will come to this country, 
and they must be met with well-worked plans for their happi- 
ness. Mrs. Rubens remarks that "an ounce of prevention is 
worth a pound of charity." Reservations for the "dansant" 
may be made at the Palace Hotel. 


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P. R. MURPHY. Manager Office 427 Phelan Bldg 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 30, 1915. 

Fashion's Fads and Frills 

When the war broke out in August the world was positive 
that there would be no more Paris Fashions. "American 
Clothes for American Women" became the slogan of the day, 
emphasized and encouraged by dressmakers and manufacturers. 
After all was said and done, however, the silhouette which 
Paris launched in August is that which has taken the United 
States by storm this winter. The waist is close fitting at the 
shoulders with a waistline well defined and the short skirt 
smooth over the hips and flaring at the ankles. The skirts are 
usually three-piece, although many are circular and some have 
as many as nine gores! But with all these gores and fulness, 

they do not look at all like 
the many gored skirts we 
wore in the first few years 
of this century, but appear 
in their style like those 
skirts and dresses of the 
Victorian period, with a 
"stick-i-outness" similar to 
the hoop skirts of that day. 
In fact, some of these 
dresses have petticoats with 
a reed run through a casing 
just above the knees. This 
holds out the fluffy full 
skirt in a delightfully easy 

This is a style which is 
adapted especially to the 
thinner fabrics such as silk 
and the light weight cotton 
materials, so it is without a 
doubt that many flounced 
skirts, over full, starched 
or reeded petticoats will be 
the order of the summer 

The rapid arrival of the 
short coat is a thing which 
also surprised many people, 
who had bought the long 
full winter jackets expect- 
ing them to last until 
spring. Alas for their 
hopes, for after all the 
prognostications to the con- 
trary, this season has not 
been so different from 
others in the rapid changes 
in styles which seem to 
come to pass over night. 

This short jacket origi- 
nated with the house of 
Callot in Paris. They 
launched the first short coat 
and kept repeating it until 

A New Version of the Russian 
Blouse Dress 

the world of style felt its effect and embraced the new idea. 

One eccentric model has a short jacket which buttons in the 
back! But it is only the extremists among Fashion's follow- 
ers which would follow her to such lengths as this. Another 
model fastens on one side with a high beaver collar and the 
lower edge of the jacket is finished at the bottom with a belt of 
beaver which reaches just to the waistline. The armhole is 
small, and the long tight sleeves are finished with a tight band 
of beaver. The skirt is five-gored and perfectly plain. 

For the conservative dress for general wear this midwinter 
•comes a model which I am using for my illustration. The 
blouse is made with a square yoke from which hangs the rest 
of the_ blouse which is slightly full at the lower edge. The 
collar is a band of fur, as are the cuffs to the long tight sleeves. 
The jacket buttons on the side and a medium width belt holds 
in the fulness around the waist. The attractive skirt shows the 
panel front which is again coming into favor. 

This is an attractive method for developing covert cloth, 
serge or gabardine. And is a style which will prove itself also 

suitable for the spring street suit. 

A dashing street costume to be worn under a separate coat 
is the other illustration. It is a little like the short jackets 
which I have already spoken of. The waist buttons with a 
Russian closing at the side. The collar is a high military tand 
and small frogs of braid down the closing add to the military 
effect of the dress. The style lies in the square-boxed effect 
of the belt. The three-piece circular skirt has the fashionable 
flare and is cut the short length which adds a touch of special 
style to a suit or frock. The hat which is shown on this mode! 
is the type of large hat which is coming in, and which will 
more than likely have a 
vogue for the late spring 
and summer. Let us hope 
that it will, and that an- 
other August will not see 
us in small velvet hats 
which are both hot and 
shadeless, as was the case 
last summer. 

Shopping or for other 
street wear the woman who 
tries to keep up with the 
latest whim of Dame Fash- 
ion wears a skirt full and 
short. A short jacket but- 
toning high at the neck 
with a fur band for the col- 
lar, small armholes and 
long close-fitting sleeves 
finishing with a band of 
fur. Upon milady's head a 
small sailor is perched a 
little forward on the head. 
The hat is trimmed with 
gros-grain ribbon which 
ends in streamers in the 
back. In her hands she 
carries a muff of barrel or 
melon shape. 

In the afternoon she 
dons a dress whose skirt 
flares away from the feet, 
the bodice rather snug-fit- 
ting at the shoulders and 
round waisted. The sleeves 
to this dress are long and 
placed into an armhole 
rather small and piped 
around. The waist is but- 
toned straight down the 
front from the top of the 
high collar to the lower 
edge of the waist. This 
waist is more than likely 
placed on the outside of the 
skirt in much the same way 
as the old fashioned basque. 

To the evening party milady wears a dress with a slender 
under slip over which is a full skirt of maline, chiffon or lace. 
This skirt may hang from an Empire line, a round waistline or 
from a velvet or satin bodice moyen age length. 

Beading and embroidery of gold or silver is the accepted 
method of trimming these evening frocks. 



Magnetism, Vibration, Vitality, Life, Health, Nerve, Spine. Rheu- 
matism a Specialty. Manicuring, Scalp, Facial. 
Treatments given at Ladies' Homes by Appointment. 

High Collar, Long Sleeves and 

Braid Give Smartness to 

this Dress 

January 30, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 


Jottings From Jitneyville 

Delivered by Jitney Bus 

Revise the atlas, make a new map of California — a new me- 
tropolis must be added to the list of the. State's municipalities. 
Its name is Jitneyville. 

Gone is the glory of Hangtown, celebrated in song and story. 
Silverado is a mere literary memory. California now has a 
more wonderful talisman to conjure with — Jitneyville! 

This newly discovered metropolis is at the junction of the 
Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco, and in other years 
has been known as La Pueblo de Nuestra Senora de Los An- 
geles. It is the natural home of the cafeteria, the prohibition- 
ist, the anti-capital punishment agitator and Meyer Lissner. 
But all these things, of which this remarkable city has boasted 
in the past, pale into insignificence before its newly acquired 
honor — the birthplace of the jitney 'bus. 

For those who do not know what a jitney 'bus may be, it 
should be explained that this is a Ford automobile, built for the 
puipose of carrying, with more or less discomfort, four or five 
passengers, and is used, instead, to hold from eight to fifteen, 
who pay five cents each for the privilege of riding in this pre- 
carious wise, to the nearest point to their abodes reached by 
this conveyance. The idea of getting an automobile ride for 
five cents has appealed with great force to the erstwhile in- 
habitants of the prairies of Kansas and Iowa, who form the 
rr.ajor portion of the population of Jitneyville, and amorous 
swains and their delicate ladye loves take their luxurious out- 
ings in these swarming vehicles with all the air of a malefactor 
of great wealth airing himself upon a private yacht. 

For Los Angeles has been visited, seen and conquered by the 
jitney 'bus. She has looked upon the five-cent automobile ride 
and found it good. Her senses have swooned to the delirium 
of gasoline at five cents a sup. In that southern metropolis, 
where no person buys for one dollar that which has been known 
to be marked down to ninety-nine cents, naturally, ninety-nine 
per cent of the automobiles are Fords, owned by thrifty persons 
anxious to make their so-called automobiles own their board 
and keep — there has sprung up a new dissipation. The ex- 
pression, "I automobiled," has given way to a variation, "I 
jitneybussed" or "I jitneyburst," as the speaker prefers, and 
many who heretofore did not know the difference between a 
differential and a quart of cylinder oil, now by careful harken- 
ing to the words of wisdom dropped by the drivers of these 
machines, speak with authority of upkeep, mile-tire cost and 
various other elusive and erotic things. 

It is only a matter of a few months when there will be no 
more street cars in Los Angeles. When such a thrifty-minded 
populace as infests that city finds that for the same price that 
it has paid for necessities of life it can enjoy luxuries, there 
is no demand for bread, and instead there is an extensive sale 
for cake. 

So the streets, to the use of which the city of Los Angeles — 
pardon, Jitneyville — issued franchises not so many years ago, 
promising the company, in effect, which bought the privilege 
to spend a few millions of dollars building street car lines, the 
right to the transportation, facilities along those thoroughfares, 
show now a constant procession of four-wheeled vehicles which 
look, in a general way, like automobiles, but which, as they 
gyrate along, bear a greater resemblance to a loaf of dirty 
sugar, over which a swarm of July flies are holding a spirited 

Another delightful thing, to the denizen of Los Angeles, in 
this new form of going about, is that it admits of joys which 
the civic authorities have been careful heretofore to proscribe. 
The city council has made it a jail offense for a man and a 
woman, not married, to be in any room of which the door is 
closed; they have prohibited restaurants from serving food to 
any person in a closed compartment, in order that the police- 
man on the beat may drop in to see that there is no eating of 
peas with a knife or pie with a spoon. But the jitney 'bus al- 
lows the devil-may-care immigrant from Iowa and Kansas to 
disport himself in a manner which would make the dweller in 
the Moulin Rouge green with envy. For the city council, which 
says a man and a woman are immoral if they partake of a bowl 

of soup and a stein of beer in private, has thus far not found 
itself called upon to prevent a man from holding upon his lap 
in one of these jitney 'buses any woman whatsoever, regardless 
of previous acquaintanceship. 

In short, Jitneyville has seen fit to revise its previous high 
plane of morals and political ethics. It used to look with sus- 
picion even upon moving picture shows, and proposed a law to 
require men to be seated on one side and women on the other, 
wherever a performance was given in a place that was not fully 
lighted and open to inspection at all times under the calcium. 
But now it has given the cigar-store Romeos the opportunity to 
offer their conquests an automobile ride for next to nothing at 
all. And, whereas, this cradle of the square deal of progressiv- 
ism has in the past maintained that every person had a right 
to be treated upon a basis of absolute equity, it has since re- 
vised this judgment, so that it excludes any person who pos- 
sesses more than $1.75 in cash. If an institution is conducted 
under a charter and owns a franchise, it immediately becomes 
a grinding corporation, and, therefore, has no right to anything 
that any one else can beg, borrow or steal, and so the jitney 
'buses, which drive along in front of the various cars and pick 
up the passengers waiting to go home on these cars, do not even 
have to take out insurance to guarantee that the mob that each 
one carries will be remunerated in case this particular 'bus runs 
into another similarly laden, and maims several of the unwary 

This enterprise has now reached such a stage in Los An- 
geles — pardon, Jitneyville — that there are about one thousand 
of these dinky little automobiles engaged in the business of 
carrying back and forth from what answers to the business 
district, men and women who had always wanted to ride in an 
automobile, but always had regarded it as immoral, like wear- 
ing silk stockings or taking a trip to Paris, because it was so 
expenive. But promiscuity has now found its way into the 
social existence of Los Angeles — the City of the Angeles — ■ 
Jitneyville — and it begins to appear that there will soon be no 
further reason to refer to that magnificent metropolis as "The 
Chemically Pure." 


Dr. Byron Haines. Dentlit. haa resumed practice at his offices In Gunsl 
Building. S. W. corner Gearv and Powell atreeta. 



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San Francisco News Letter 

January 30, 1915. 


The children cf San Francisco now have a theatre all their 
own, where, upon the payment of ten cents, they will be di- 
verted with dramatized fairy tales.. The Recreation League of 
San Francisco is responsible for this innovation, which has for 
its object to awaken in the children the better and more poetic 
side of their imaginations. "Shock-Headed Peter," the first 
play to be produced, will be given at Knights of Columbus Au- 
ditorium, Thursday. February 3d, at 3:30 p. m. A section of 
the house will be marked off for children only, but there will 
be other sections for adults, and reserved seats are provided in 
the gallery. The Recreation League has invited 200 children 
to be their guests on this afternoon. Tickets at Sherman & 
Clay's, and at Recreation League rooms, 1058 Phelan Building. 


The annual report for 1914 just issued by the Western States 
Life Insurance Company is a very frank contradiction to any 
hard luck tale about business conditions last year. When the 
insurance companies prosper, everybody is prosperous. Banks 
and insurance companies are always a safe index to business 
conditions. During 1914 the Western States Company wrote 
2,563 policies, representing $5,158,725 of insurance, on which 
the first premiums have been paid to the company in cash. The 
company now has 6,867 policies in force, representing $14,- 
462,471 of paid insurance, the gain for the year being $2,397,- 
943 Its admitted assets now amount to $1,802,500.84, which 
represents a gain during 1914 in admitted assets of $196,688.73. 
The total premium income in 1914 was $538,191.34, showing 
a gain over 1913 of $73,000.90. During 1914 the company's 
earned interest income from invested assets increased to $93,- 
159.18. Since the company issued its first policy on July 13, 
1910, its growth has been healthy and substantial. 

Gossip — That was Tom Jenkins, the rich old bachelor up 

on the west hill. They tell me he's going to build a new house. 
Milliner (aged fifty) — Is he? Gossip — Yes. He has asked for 
proposals. Milliner — Wh- what's his address? — Cleveland 
Plain Dealer. 

You have never tasted 
real pineapple juice, 
nor derived its health- 
ful benefits, unless you 
have used 


Pineapple Juice 

pressed from ripe 
luscious Hawaiian 

(Not a canning factory by-product) 

E. W. Cahill Co. 


79 9th Street, San Francisco 


If any measure of regulation of the jitney 'bus traffic is 
needed more urgently than all others, it is one to control the 
number of these conveyances. Already there are too many of 
them on Market street. Several accidents have occurred as a 
result of the overwhelming jitney 'bus traffic, and the number 
of casualties will increase in ratio with the increase of 'buses. 
At many points it is well nigh impossible to cross Market 
street since the advent of the jitney 'bus, and if the attempt is 
successful, it is fraught with great peril to life and limb. The 
jitney 'bus has developed from a novelty into a pest, and it 
devolves upon the city government to take prompt steps to 
diminish the danger to pedestrians from this source. 

It was during a golf game in Scotland. The first player 

who drove off was very bow-legged. The second player, un- 
mindful that his opponent was directly in front of him, struck 
the ball and it whizzed between his opponent's legs. "Hoot, 
mon," said the bow-legged one in anger, "that's nae golf!" 
"Aweel," said his opponent complacently, "ef 'tis nae golf 'tis 
gude croquet." — Ladies' Home journal. 

Ladies: When buying toilet necessities, order by mail. Send 
2c. stamp, for copy of our catalog of toilet articles and rubber 
goods; everything explained. Davis Distributing Co., P. O. 
Box 442, San Francisco, Calif. 

EARNS 35% 

Why not put your money where It's safe, abso- 
lutely, and where income is grea tei than from 
stocks of leading banks? The average yearly in- 
come of 621 American Stock Fire Insurance Com- 
panies is shown by statistics to be 35%. Forty-six 
of these companies earned 65%%, while ten of the 
wealthy "old timers" show percentages of 72 2-5. 
No business in the world protects stockholders with 
such legislative bulwarks, and such earnings as 
above appeal to every wise investor in the land. 


OPPORTUNITY S-,,, .'„;:.,-'•! 

dollars that have hitherto gone abroad will now re- 
main here to go as profits go to American lines. 
Practically all the great foreign concerns have 
stopped writing "Surplus line." American business 
and their discomfiture is our golden opportunity 
and YOURS. Chicago, through force of habit, but 
for no valid reason, has been side-tracked and self- 
divested of its share of the insurance LI 'nates. 
Less than 1% of the four hundred million dollars 
of premiums (Chicago and nearby) ever reaches 
Chicago banks as deposits. "Lesser-light" insur- 
ance cities in Massachusetts. New Jersey and 
Connecticut have long been abnormally prosperous 
through local enterprises these deposits have 

FIRE INSURANCE CO. &*£*• <%£■« 

will be an Illinois corporation, and made safe by 
most stringent laws. Six hundred thousand dollars 
(approximately) will be the capital mil surplus an.i 
a first year's business of three-quarti rs of a million 
dollars is actually in sight. Being the first big 
local company, it will get first chance at the new 
Home Business" — business forced to be placed 
here to the extent of $29,000,000 in premiums l.v 
withdrawal of foreign concerns. 

The earnings of the "Merchants National" at the 
outset, should certainly equal the 35'; average of 
American companies. What the ultimate earnings 
may he is convincingly shown in our literature 
That the Merchants National will be a phenomenal 
money-maker is a statement beyond gainsaying 
Prudent investors everywhere are invited to 'par- 
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of unquestioned proofs. 

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Look into this at once; get our literature now 
Mich "gilt-edged" "ground-floor" opportunities for 
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29 So. La Salle St. 

Dept. A 

Chicago, 111- 

January 30, 19X5. 

and California Advertiser 


By R. R. l'Hommedieu. 

Du Pont Road Saved 

The $3,000,000 boulevard which General T. Coleman du 
Pont proposed to build for 100 miles through the State of 
Delaware and to present it to the State, may be constructed 
after all, despite the attacks on his scheme by persons who 
saw ulterior motives in the General's scheme. A petition is to 
be filed in the United States Supreme Court asking that the 
statute of Delaware giving him permission to build the road be 
held constitutional. 

» • » 

Motor Car In War 

A motor convoy under fire is in less danger than a number 
of horse-drawn wagons. A great proportion of the horses used 
in the army service corps are taken direct from peaceful occu- 
pations and are naturally scared at the tremendous roar of 
modern guns. It is impossible, without entering into ghastly 
details, to describe the confusion caused in a column by a few 
horses struck by bullet or shell. Although the motor truck 
has not been made bullet-proof, it is surprising how difficult 

it is to put it out of business. 

* * * 

Venice Race 

Work on the preparation of the parkway course for the first 
annual Venice Grand Prix, March 17th, starts immediately. 
Manager Paul J. C. Derkum and Street Superintendent Eakins 
have ordered out a gang of street employees, and the vast un- 
dertaking will be on its way. The Venice parkway course is 
triangular in shape, with two straightaways and a long, sweep- 
ing curve of more than a mile. Lincoln boulevard, one of the 
straightaways marking the eastern line of the parkway is In 
perfect condition, having been completed only a few weeks 
ago. It is macadam with an asphalt surface, and will require 

practically no work for preparation. 

* * * 

Flirts Barred from Jitneys 

Orders to prevent women from making more than one round- 
trip in a jitney 'bus have been issued by the Auto 'Bus Owners 
and Operators' Association of Los Angeles, according to infor- 
mation given to the members of the utilities committee of the 

Secretary Poole of the Association said that protests were 
being made against women using the jitney 'buses as vehicles 
from which to flirt, and that the owners and operators must take 
measures to stamp out the evil. 

He explained that reports had mentioned the names of three 
women who used the 'buses on Moneta avenue, from which 
they flirted and gave the business a bad name, and that the 'bus 
owners would do all in their power to prevent women from mis- 
using the jitney 'buses. 

« • « 

New Roads for Monterey 

The Board of Supervisors of Monterey is always favorable 
to new roads. At its last meeting three roads were acted on 
favorably. The new Alisal highway will be open to traffic and 
will form a connecting link between the present State highway 
tunning from Salinas to Chular and the old Camino Real that 
runs along the foothills. Besides being of advantage to the 
farmers, whose lands are now made more accessible to markets, 
it also gives the automobilist a new driveway. The Spreckels 
boulevard, formerly a private road, was also accepted by the 
county fathers on condition that the Spreckels Sugar Company 
pay half for its rebuilding. Viewers were appointed by the 
Supervisors to locate a road site into the beautiful Sur district 

below Monterey. Some of the best hunting and camping grounds 

in the State are to be found in this section. 

* * * 

An Automobile Lexicon 

Shock Absorbers — Articles calculated to offset the profanity 
produced by blowouts, punctures, skidding, etc. 

Transmission — Refers to the transferring of money from the 
car owner's pocket to that of the repair man. 

Clutch — Should always be used in the plural. Refers to a 
prospect of getting into the clutches of the agent. 

Garage — Synonym for beehive, i. e., a place where the auto 
owner gets stung and listens to honeyed words of wisdom (?) 

Spark Plug— The chaperon, when she sits in the tonneau. 

Battery — Usually coupled with assault in case of traffic ac- 

Cut-Out — Refers to non-owners, since each feels that he is 
cut out to be an auto owner. 

Center Control — Occurs whenever a road hog occupies the 
middle of the highway and refuses to allow his fellow autoists 
in the rear to pass. 

Bearings — These are hard to keep when en tour, due to rural 
misinformation bureaus. 

Spokes — Refers to spokeswomen of an auto party — usually 
a suffragette. 

Traffic Cop — The non-missing link between speed violation 
and sunrise court. 

Puncture Proof — Refers to the garage man's heart. 

— Don Bregenzer in Judge. 

* * * 

Rushing Road Work 

Work on the State highway between Beresford and Redwood 
City is being rushed, following the agreement between the 
Highway Commission and the San Mateo County Board of 
Supervisors over the right of way. The road is expected to be 

completed within a few weeks. 

* * * 

Motor Cars for the Philippine* 

Automobiles worth $954,454 were imported into the Philip- 
pine Islands in 1914. This figure represents 696 cars, 605 of 
which were made in the United States. The ninety-one fur- 
nished by foreign countries were valued at $187,433. 

* * * 

Auto Revenue In the South 

North Carolina derived $98,640 revenue from 14,877 automo- 
biles last year. The number of automobiles in use in the State 
was 5,759 more than in 1910. Licenses for 1,300 motorcycles 

were issued last year. 

* * * 

Some Change 

Twenty-eight years ago, at the time of the invention of the 
aluminum electrolytic reduction process, aluminum sold for $25 
a pound. To-day it can be had in unlimited quantities for 18 


* * « 

Road Race for Oklahoma City 

A 306 mile road race for a $5,000 purse, to be known as the 
Southwest sweepstakes, open to automobiles of every make 
and horsepower, to be held in Oklahoma City, May 1st, and 
annually thereafter, is the plan now under way to completion 
by the Automobile Dealers' Association of Oklahoma City. 
Other purses and other races are planned by the members of 
the association to arouse interest in automobile affairs in the 


* • • 

Farm Horse Off to the War 

Farmers in the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba 
are exhibiting a tendency to replace their teams with a light 
car and sell their horses to the British War Department for 

remount purposes. 

* • • 

Spark Plugs Help Victory 

The following telegram has been received by the Rajah 
Auto Supply Company: "Won fifty mile race at Bakersfield 
New Year's day, defeating Barney Oldfield for the second time. 
The 25 mile record was shattered; time. 20:28 4-5. against the 
old mark of 22:26. Rajah Plugs showed their superiority, 
helping me out without a stop. Bob Burman." 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 30, 1915. 

Plughoff Back 

The automobile trade in the East is booming, according to 
the report of A. D. Plughoff, general manager of J. W. Leavitt 
& Company, coast distributers for the Overland cars. Plug- 
hoff has just returned from a visit to the Overland factory, and 
while away had a good chance to size up the business situation. 

In speaking of the financial impressions which he observed, 
he says : "The business man of the coast who has any doubts 
about this year being one of the finest from a commercial 
standpoint should have been away with me. 

"Everywhere I found factories working to their limit, and 
especially so at the Overland factory. They are turning out 
three hundred motor cars a day, and still have some six thou- 
sand unfilled orders which they cannot catch up to. 

"At the big New York show they took more orders than at 
any other previous exhibition. The buyers seem to be waiting 
to see the new models together before deciding on a car. 

"While at the factory, I saw a report which showed that the 
Overland dealers have less unsold cars on hand than has been 
reported in three years. There has also been more sold ahead — 
that is, for future delivery — than ever before. 

"This can be appreciated when it is known that we have al- 
ready sold 400 cars in the Northwest, where the snow is still 
on the ground, and in other places where the winter rain has 
made it a closed season for touring. 

"Now for one instant do not think that I believe that the 
Overland factory is selling all the cars. The other makers of 
standard cars are getting their share of the business. What I 
am really afraid of is that there will be a shortage of desirable 
makes of motor cars. There is also going to be a shortage of 
good used cars, since the jitney 'bus craze has come to the 
front. This California production is being started all through 
the East. 

"While in Seattle I made arrangements for the enlarging of 
our quarters there. We will add a couple of stories to our 
building, making a five story structure. 

"While in Portland I also let contracts for a four-story build- 
ing that will be exclusively used for the Overland car. This 
will complete the finest string of branches on the coast where 
Overland owners can get a reliable service." 

* * * 

A Fine Compliment 

"One of the finest compliments that could be had has just 
been given to the Lee puncture proof tires by the Safety First 
Society of New York," says Waller G. Chanslor, president of 
Chanslor & Lyon Company, coast distributers for the Lee tires. 

"The car was driven by F. H. Elliott, the secretary of the 
society, and it was equipped with every device that would en- 
sure safety. In speaking of the service that the tires gave. El- 
liott says: 

" 'For your information we would advise that the car returned 
to New York with the original casings, also four original 
tubes. In Niagara Falls, Chicago and other points orders 
for tire equipment on new cars were changed by owners after 
learning of the success which we had with your tires. We 
have some interesting mementos after our 4,000 mile trip. 
One, for instance, is a horseshoe which we picked up on the 
road between Lafayette and Indianapolis, which was entirely 
imbedded in the casing, but which never punctured the tube. 
We carried this piece of horseshoe for sixty miles, until it was 
finally removed, and then we ran the car forty miles into In- 
dianapolis without any trouble.' " 
» * * 

Truck Tire Abuses 

"Overloading and overspeeding trucks are prime causes of 
premature solid tire breakdowns — there is increased expense 
for the truck user, 'time out' for frequent renewals, controver- 
sies in regard to adjustments, premature discard of tires and 
dissatisfaction with trucks." Mr. S. V. Norton, manager of 
truck tire sales for the B. F. Goodrich Company, thus sums 
up his paper on "The Causes and Effects of Overloading and 
Overspeeding in the Truck Tire Field," read at the Convention 
of The Motor Truck Club of America. 

"The immediate effect of overloading and overspeeding," 
said Mr. Norton, "is premature tire destruction due to a greater 
liability to cuts, base separation from excess loads, friction 
and strain of skidding, weakening of a dual tire if the mate is 
injured, and overheating with consequent disintegration of the 

A Handy Garage 

To find a garage that is down town and at the same time up- 
to-date, has been one of the greatest desires of the motor car 

To meet this demand, Dow & Green a little over a year ago 
opened their modern headquarters on Taylor street, between 
O'Farrell and Geary streets. It is the nearest garage to all the 
leading hotels in the city. 

The visiting motorist will find at this garage everything that 
he desires in the way of equipment, appointments and service. 

j|c £ 4 

Kls»el-Kar Cabriolet 

"The Kissel-Kar factory has just built a new model, one of 
which has just been received by the Pacific Kissel-Kar 
branch, which undoubtedly will be one of the most popular mo- 
tor vehicles of the season of 1915," says John H. Kagal. 

"It is designated as the 'cabriolet,' and is to the roadster 
what the Kissel-Kar sedan is to the touring car. It is a con- 
vertible closed car. 

"It is not generally possible to have this combination. One 
either has had to decide between an open vehicle with a top and 
curtains to protect them from the winter rains or heat of sum- 
mer suns, or else have had to buy a coupe — a fixed closed car. 

"The cabriolet model is a happy medium between the two. 
It is possible to open it up, giving the owner all the benefits 
of an open roadster with less exertion, and easier to lower than 
the ordinary top of a car. In converting it into a closed vehicle 
there is produced a car that has all the requisites of the per- 
manent coupe. 

"With all these advantages, it has the appearance of in- 
dividuality. It has an air of refinement that marks it as differ- 
ent from other cars. It is possible in the cabriolet to install all 
the niceties and accessories that belong to a motor car of 
society. The cabriolet is mounted on the Kissel-Kar four cylin- 
der chassis with a wheelbase that makes it exceedingly easy 
to handle in the streets of the city. At the same time, the 
chassis is long enough to give plenty of room in the car, and 
with the splendid spring suspension is one of the easiest and 
most comfortable riding model turned out by the Kissel-Kar 

* * * 

Newerf's Father Passes Away 

The local automobile trade was shocked last week by the 
death of W. H. Newerf, father of W. D. Newerf, the well known 
tire dealer of Los Angeles. "Dad" Newerf was as well known 
as his son, and has been identified with the local tire business 
for many years. He was genial and kind-hearted, and every 
one liked him. He had a kind word for all, and was always 
trying to make the world brighter. Apoplexy was the cause of 

his death. The end came suddenly. 

* * * 

Large Magneto Contract 

The largest magneto contract of the season has been secured 
by the Splitdorf Electrical Company of Newark, N. J., which 
will supply all the 1916 Overlands with the new "Dixie" mag- 
neto. The Willys-Overland Company placed the contract after 
much investigation into the capabilities of the magneto, and 
of the company to take care of such a large contract. Natu- 
rally, it was fully satisfied as to both. 

* * * 

Nichols Goti East 

Paul S. Nichols, the head of the truck department of the 
Pacific Kissel-Kar branch, has left: for an important conference 
at the Federal truck factory. California is now taking its 
place among the largest users of motor trucks, and the Federal 
trucks are among the most popular. The fact that so many 
have been sold in the State has caused the factory to make a 
special request that Nichols be present at the annual confer- 
ence of the officials of the company and their branch manager. 

From the Federal factory Nichols will visit the Chicago show 
to look over the new motor trucks, after which he will swing 

around the East, looking over all the standard factories. 

* * * 

Chicago Speedway 

The Chicago Speedway Association has decided to lay the 
planks on its tracks with an opening of three-eights of an inch 
between each plank, so that slipping due to oil may be less- 

January 30, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 


New Marmon Coming 

"One will not have to go to the New York show to see the 
latest models, at least the latest limousine Marmon model," 
says Walter C. Morris, local distributor. 

"We have just received word from the Marmon factory that 
they have shipped us one of the limousine cars. It is finished 
in Brewster green, with fine white striping and black fenders 
and running gear. 

"The interior is finished in Weise cloth in a tone that is in 
keeping with the general color scheme. The windows are 
larger than is usually found in the closed car, giving more light 
and a better vision from within. 

"The doors are distinctly of Marmon design, being wide, 
clean-cut, giving an easy, free entrance which means that one 
steps into the car and does not climb in. What makes this car 
even more attractive is the low step which increases the com- 
fort in entering. 

"It is equipped with the latest 'Pullman' lights that thor- 
oughly illuminate the interior at night. The extra seats must 
appeal to those who demand more than a motor wagon. They 
are so designed that one can either face forward or backward 
at one's pleasure. 

"Ventilation is something that has to be seriously considered. 

While this show Marmon has all the latest devices in this line, 

the scheme by which the windows are raised or lowered must 

appeal to every woman. The simplicity and ease by which 

these windows are controlled is more than attractive." 

* * * 

Five Mercers Will Race 

"For the first time in the history of the Vanderbilt and 
Grand Prix races, five car teams will be allowed to compete," 
says O. D. Rand, of the Simplex and Mercer Pacific Coast 

"We have received a telegram from the Mercer factory that 
three Mercer racing cars, to complete the five-car team for 
these two classics have left the factory, in charge of Eddie 
Pullen. The cars are traveling by express, and should arrive 
here the early part of the week. 

"Pullen will be joined in this city by two other members of 
the Mercer racing team, Louis Nikrent and Guy Ruckstell. 
The fourth and fifth men have not as yet been announced, but 
those who are likely to be on the teams will be world-wide 
known drivers. 

"Our company will be represented by seven cars in all, for 
already Louis Disbrow is traveling West with two racing 
Simplex cars. He will drive one, while the driver of the other 
has not as yet been selected. 

"This is the first year five car teams have been permitted 
in the Vanderbilt and the American Grand Prix. Last year 
five-man teams were entered in the French Grand Prix for the 
first time, which marks a new era in the motor racing game in 
this country. 

"It is expected that these cars will compete in the Venice 
race which takes place after the blue ribbon events in this 


« • • 

Go idyear Tires Give Service 

In a letter to The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, C. 
E. McStay, special representative of the Automobile Club of 
Southern California, writes: 

"The combination of Goodyear tires and the 'Made in Los 
Angeles' truck has enabled this organization to complete the 
thorough sign posting of the National Old Trails Road between 
Los Angeles and Pueblo, Colo., and the completion of the work 
over the North and South Highway through Colorado to its 
junction with the Lincoln Highway at Big Springs. Nebraska; 
also along the route from Trinidad to Kansas City, Mo., is a 
matter of but another six or eight weeks' work. 

"The truck has been steadily at work since August 20th, the 
date of its departure from Los Angeles, and has met some try- 
ing conditions. 

"During the past 4' 2 months, in which the truck has worked 
on this project, it has crossed 2,000 miles of desert and moun- 
tainous countrv. Two complete sets of specially made one and 
a half inch skid chains have been completely worn out, heavy- 
rains in Eastern Arizona and New Mexico, and snow, ice and 
freezing ground later on necessitating their almost constant 
use. In spite of this fact, the original set of Goodyear tires 
are still in use on the truck. 

Tralnload of Buicks 

Adding a new chapter to automobile history in the Pacific 
Northwest, a shipment of two hundred Buick automobiles, 
valued at upwards of $250,000, arrived in Seattle recently from 
Flint, Michigan, where is located the Buick Motor Company's 
factory. The shipment came west in a solid trainload of 40 
double-decked freight cars, and is not only the greatest single 
shipment of automobiles ever sent to the Northwest, but is 
also the most valuable consignment of first class freight to be 
transported across the continent to Oregon and Washington. 
The shipment left the Buick factory on New Year's day over 
the Rock Island Railway to Chicago, where the Great Northern 
Railway took it over and brought it West. Much quicker time 
could have been made, but the schedule was so arranged that its 
progress through the more populous centers would be made dur- 
ing the daylight hours, while the night running was in the 

* * * 

Jitneys Use Up Market 

"Since the inauguration of the jitney 'bus service in San 
Francisco there has been a marked increase in the sales of new 
and used cars," says R. B. Jeffries, of the used car department 
of J. W. Leavitt & Company, distributors for the Overland 

"The great demand that this new mode of conveyance for 
public travel has caused has stimulated the automobile trade 
in this city. The substantial build of Overland cars, in con- 
junction with the moderate price, has made them one of the 
most sought after vehicles for this service. 

"Not only has the roominess of the Overland been attractive, 
but the Willys Utility truck has been in demand. Our truck 
department has sold a new 16-passenger sight-seeing 'bus that 
has been put into this service." 

* * * 

Racing Stutz on Display 

Racing cars of to-day and yesterday are to be seen in the 
salesroom of Latham, Davis & Company, where are displayed 
Stutz cars which have made racing history not only locally but 
of world fame. 

Bert Latham, in speaking of these cars, says : "We have on 
display Earl Cooper's Stutz with which he captured the San 
Diego Exposition classic over the Point Loma course. While 
the time was nowhere near as fast as that of the Corona course, 
yet it was a most important contest from the fact that it tested 
out the sturdiness of the construction of the competing cars. 

"There was a fine field sent away by the starter, but one by 
one they pulled out cripples along the roadside. Many of them 
shot to pieces from the terrific strain. 

"Alongside of the latest model is to be seen Cooper's origi- 
nal racing Stutz, the car in which he made his early reputation 
anil the one in which he captured the drivers' championship 
for 1912. 

"This machine is still in the running, although now follow- 
ing the more prosaic life of a private car. This car, with its 
touring gear, was the one that recently helped Barney Oldfield 
out when his big racing machine went out of commission down 
South in the contest with Burman in his French car." 


'Si\ Thirty" Franfchn Roadster. Touring Cir* and fnrlotpd M&drU 

You can see the Franklin here now. Limited number for 
quick delivery. Come see the car on our floor. 


416-420 25TH STREET 

1635-1645 CALIFORNIA ST 


San Francisco News Letter 

January 30, 1915. 


At a special meeting of the members of the Panama-Pacific 
Insurance Club, held in the assembly hall of the Board of Fire 
Underwriters on Wednesday afternoon, January 20th, the fol- 
lowing permanent directors and officers were elected: President, 
Warren R. Porter; vice-presidents, James H. Borland, Louis 
Weinmann; secretary, John Landers; assistant secretary, Gar- 
ner Curran; treasurer, Tom C. Grant. Directors — Julian Sonn- 
tag, W. A. Chowen, W. L. Hathaway, James H. Borland, A. L. 
Johnston, Louis Weinmann, John Landers, Tom C. Grant, War- 
ren R. Porter. Wm. J. Dutton, T. H. Williams. 

A committee has been appointed to secure information in re- 
gard to the location of club rooms, and it is expected that ap- 
propriate quarters will be found near the insurance district in 
San Francisco, where visitors will be made to feel at home, and 
where they may readily secure valuable information in regard 
to the Exposition, hotels, sight-seeing trips, etc. Suitable 
quarters will also be maintained in the Palace of Mines in the 
Exposition grounds, among the insurance exhibits. 

The Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, and the Occi- 
dental Life Insurance Company of Los Angeles are among those 
that have already joined the club, and a vigorous campaign will 
be started soon to secure members from all over the United 


* * * 

President Tom C. Grant, of the Vulcan Fire Insurance Com- 
pany of Oakland, emphatically denies the story published by a 
local insurance journal to the effect that the Vulcan was mak- 
ing arrangements to reinsure and go out of business. The Vul- 
can had an unusually prosperous year during 1914 for a young 
company, and added over $13,000 to its surplus. The Oakland 
people back of the Vulcan are proud of their enterprise and 

resent the rumor. 

* * * 

The "Insurance Week" celebration will be held under the 
auspices of the Panama-Pacific Insurance Club. A large num- 
ber of committees are to be formed at once to take charge of all 
the different functions connected with the various insurance 
conventions and events. 

The International Mercantile and Bond Company is in diffi- 
culty. This is a San Francisco concern, with branches through- 
out the country. S. L. Bright, president, has promised to hand 
over the books, minutes and corporation stock books to a com- 
mittee of the creditors. 

* * * 

The West Coast Life has appointed Otto Langpaap, for nine 
years with the San Francisco office of the Equitable, field super- 
intendent of its ordinary department in California. 

* * * 

The California State Life has appointed C. H. Sternberg 
general agent for Washington, with headquarters at Seattle. 
The company paid its first stockholders' dividend this month. 

Six per cent. 

* * * 

J. E. Anderson, of the firm of Anderson & Edwards, mana- 
gers of the San Francisco office of the Republic Underwriters, 

has resigned. 

* * * 

Major Charles Christensen, of Christensen' & Goodwin, 
Pacific Coast managers of the American Central, suffered a 
broken wrist as the result of an accident in alighting from a 

street car. 

* * * 

After fifteen years' service as president of the local Young 
Men's Christian Association, Rolla V. Watt, coast manager of 

the Royal and Queen Insurance Companies, has resigned. 

* * * 

Following the resignation of Saul Epsteen, Governor Carlson 
has appointed Mrs. Boyd, a deputy in the office, as temporary 
commissioner for the State of Colorado. An effort will be 
made to combine the office with that of State auditor. 

The California State Life Insurance Company of Sacra- 
mento has declared its first dividend of 6 per cent, distributing 
about $30,000 among the stockholders. This is the company 
of which Marshall Diggs is president. The assets are now 
$1,222,412, and it has a net surplus of $270,480. It has loans 
upon real estate of $1,016,075. 

Harvey Wells, recently appointed insurance commissioner 
for the State of Oregon, is a practical insurance man of long 
experience. For a long period he has represented the compan- 
ies in the George H. Tyson general agency as special agent in 
the Pacific Northwest, with headquarters at Portland. 

* :;: * 

The Los Angeles Life Insurance Company has filed articles 
of incorporation. Capital stock two hundred thousand dollars. 

Bradstreet Miller is president and promoter. 

* * * 

The controlling stock of the Continental Life of Salt Lake 
has been placed in the hands of trustees for a period of ten 

years to prevent trading. 

* * * 

The Sacramento Life Underwriters' Association has been 
organized with thirty charter members. Edward Shoemaker is 


Statement of Assets and Liabilities 

December 31, 1913 


State, City and Railroad Bonds . . $785,000.00 

Cash in Bank, on hand and with English 

Bankers .... 295,967.59 

Uncolle.ted Premiums . . . 507.225.08 

Due for accrued interest and other Assets 61,784.65 



Reinsurance Reserve 

Am Mint required to pay all reported and 

known Losses, net . 
Taxes, Return Premiums, Reinsurance and 

other unpaid Claims 
Original Deposit and Undivided Profits 





Under the United States "Lloyds" policy the liability of each Subscriber is UN- 
LIMITED for each bis proportion Of even i-isk written, makirivr. in addition I" the 
original deposits and undivided profits, an ENORMOUS PROTECTION (or the 
policy holder and FAR IN EXCESS of that afforded under tin policy of a slock 





Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. 

Capital $1,500,000 Assets, $10,000,000 


California and Sansome Streets, San Francisco, California. 

Pacific Coast Casualty Company 

(Best In the West) 

Employers' Liability, General Liability, Teams, Elevator, Workmen's 
Collective. Vessels. Automobile, Burglary, Plate t;iass. Accident and 
Elealth Insurance, Fidelity ami Suret: Bonds. 

'I'. L. Miller. President; L. B. Hoge, General Manager Accident and 
Health Department. 

i lead Office — Merchants' Exchange Building, San Francisco. 

The Connecticut Fire Ins. Co 




The Insurance Exchange, San Francisco 

Benjamin J. Smith, Manager G uy Francis, Asst. Manager 

The West Coast Life Ins. Co. 


A strong, well managed institution; org zed under the rlKi.i Insurance 

laws of California. Its policy forms are nd i pllcl I define and 

guard the interests of policy-holders as do those of n i pany 

Ask any agent, or write the company for sample of policy forms. 

January 30, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 


"The Sound of Water." 

One doesn't remember ever to have read anything quite like 
Margarita Spalding Gerry's new story, "The Sound of Water," 
with its plot worthy of a first-rate detective story, its back- 
ground of New England scene, character and manners, and its 
deep undercurrent of poetry. 

This new novel, published by Harper & Brothers, is a story 
of mystery, with a thrill of gruesomeness in it, but the mystery 
dissolves into pleasantness, and out of the gruesomeness human 
nature rises strong and wholesome. The narrative, too, is shot 
through with humors and sentiments such as only the most 
sympathetic realists give us. 

Of course, no one could live in a New England coast village 
like Bidwell after the fashion chosen by "Mr. Rogers" in Mar- 
garita Spalding Gerry's "The Sound of Water" without exciting 
dislike and suspicion. Mr. Rogers with his wife lived in a 
great house in a lonely place and seemed to shrink from asso- 
ciations with his kind. Why should any man be willing to pay 
Bial Herrick an absurd price for his lobster-pound in order 
to secure peace and quiet when peace and quiet were notori- 
ously cheap commodities in Bidwell? And why should any one 
deliberately choose to remain in Bidwell all winter, anyhow ? 

These questions the inhabitants of Bidwell revolved end- 
lessly in their minds without reaching any conclusion. Besides 
all the rest, Mr. Rogers, apparently in a fit of ill-temper, had 
dismissed all his servants. At last Jim Cole, who had rowed 
over to the house by the lobster-pound to deliver some meat, 
came back with a story that caused real excitement. Rogers 
had shown great perturbation; he had said that his wife had 
gone away on the boat that night, which was for several reasons 
plainly impossible. Moreover, Cole, prying into an outbuilding, 
had picked up a jeweled buckle from a woman's shoe, and by 
the light of a match had seen what looked like blood stains on 
the floor. As a further damning circumstance it was learned 
that a woman had arrived in a boat at Rogers' house on the 
night of the supposed murder. 

This singular situation forms the basis of a story rich in 
subtle interpretations of human nature and in the finer kind of 
feeling. Nothing could be more delicious than the tale of how 
Bill Cross — gallant retired sea captain, with the love of adven- 
ture in his blood, and present sheriff of Bidwell — eluded his 
wife and went to Europe in search of the woman who wore the 
jeweled buckle. Few episodes in modern fiction are more 
strange and affecting than the flight of Rogers through the 
storm and darkness to the Forgotten Place — through the famil- 
iar woods, down by the old tangled path, even to the old cave 
by the water's edge that he had known as a boy. 

And when the mystery is cleared up it is found to depend 
upon motives, not obvious, but as natural as poetry or youthful 

Germans. The Kaiser publicly and warmly approved of it. It 
has given rise to quite a literature on, for and against it; and 
Chamberlain is now one of the most popular and influential 
writers in Germany. With scientific argument he proves that 
Germans are the elect people. "The German is the soul of our 
culture. The German is pre-eminent intellectually, morally and 
physically. Only Germans sit on European thrones." All the 
great men of the past were Germans : Dante, St. Francis, Pas- 
cal — did he not oppose the Jesuits? — Jesus was not a Jew, says 
Chamberlain,-but he leaves it for J. L. Reimer to announce sol- 
emnly that Jesus was a German. "Foundations" alone can give 
one the German point of view. 

"On the h'iiihtiiii; Line." 

"If apologies are needed for the title of my novel," writes 
Constance Smedley, author of "On the Fighting Line." which is 
shortly to be published by the Putnams, "it may be stated that 
the manuscript was finished and the title chosen many months 
before the outbreak of the war. While the incidents are not of 
a military character, the catastrophe of the European war may, 
perhaps, in some measure be traceable to the social conditions 
and tendencies analyzed in the book. For this reason and be- 
cause the phrase is so closely woven into the story, it seems 
justifiable to retain the title 'On the Fighting Line." " 

The author, whose name is well known to readers of fiction, 
is contemplating making her home in the United States, .5 
try in which for many years she has been much interested. 

Was Jesus a German) 

A new book, "Germany's Madness" (Dodd-Mead) refers to 
the claims of Houston Stewart Chamberlain in his "Founda- 
tions of the 19th Century." and its marvelous success with the 

Here is a story which has come out of the holiday rush in 
the book business in New York, and is worth repeating. The 
salesman of a certain publishing house, noticing the number 
and intelligence of the extra clerks in one of the big book- 
stores, asked the sales managej how he made sure that the 
new clerk knew anything about b"ooks. "I ask them just one 
question — if they can answer it correctly then I know that they 
are able to wait on customers intelligently. The test question 
is: 'Who publishes Ben Hur?'" The salesman, although he 
represented a rival of Harper & Brothers, who do publish 
"Ben Hur," thought the story was so good he has been telling it. 

In 1913 a prize of ten thousand dollars was offered by Win- 
throp Ames for the best play to be submitted anonymously by 
an American author. Nearly seventeen hundred manuscripts 
were received, and in June, 1914, the judges, Augustus Thomas, 
Adolph Klauber and Mr. Ames, awarded the prize to "Children 
of Earth," by Alice Brown. This play is shortly to be pro- 
duced by Mr. Ames at the Booth Theatre, New York, and is to 
be published in book form by the Macmillan Company. 

Norreys Jephson O'Connor, who represents the cultured ele- 
ment among the Irish, has come forward with a new volume 
of verse, "Beside the Black Water." Most of these poems were 
written at the author's ancestral castle in Ireland, with the ob- 
ject of awakening the Irish gentry to an appreciation of the 
beauties of their own rich ancient literature and its stories. 
This object, akin to that of Walter Scott, has produced work 
different from that customarily offered for Irish consumption. 

The date has just been fixed for the publication of Booth 
Tarkington's new novel, "The Turmoil." It is to be published 
by the Harpers and will appear February 11th. "The Turmoil" 
is the first Tarkington novel to be published in two years, and 
it represents nearly that time in point of actual work, for only 
a few short stories have come from his pen while he has been 
engaged on "The Turmoil." 

A volume of hitherto unpublished poems of Robert and Eliza- 
beth Barrett Browning is to be issued. This is edited by Sir 
Frederic G. Kenyon, K.C.B., D.Litt., who has also contributed 
an introduction dealing with the Browning manuscripts. The 
book contains twenty-nine poems by Robert Browning and six 
by Mrs. Browning. 

The editor of the "New York Post" does not see how any one 
can look at the thirty-two colored pictures in Mary Austin's 
"California : The Land of the Sun," without wanting to rush to 
the nearest railway ticket office. "More beautiful and illu- 
minating than photographs," is the "Post's" description of them. 


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San Francisco News Lettfi 

January 30, 1915. 


Three San Francisco national banks 
San Francisco Banks stand with the forty leaders in the 
Are Leaders. United States, each having gross de- 

posits in excess of $25,000,000. 
These three are the Bank of California in twenty-first place 
among the leaders, with deposits on December 31, 1914, of 
$37,531,000; the Anglo and London Paris in thirtieth place, 
with deposits of $30,027,000; and the Wells Fargo Nevada in 
thirty-first place with deposits of $30,023,000. According to 
the returns made in response Co the comptroller's call on De- 
cember 31st, forty national banks reported gross deposits in 
excess of $25,000,000, against forty-one on October 31st, and 
forty-three c n September 12th. Included in the list are four- 
teen New York, four Chicago, four Philadelphia, three San 
Francisco, three Boston and three St. Louis institutions. Of the 
total number twenty-three reported increases since the last 
previous call on October 31st, and seventeen reported de- 


The directors of the Pacific Gas and 
Electric Company will meet on 
January 30th for the purpose of 
declaring the regular quarterly dividends of $1.50 a share 'on 
the first preferred stock and the original preferred stock, both 
to be payable February 15th to stock of record January 30th. 
No action is expected on the common at this meeting. 

Two oil companies which have announced resumption of 
dividends on a quarterly basis made payments last Wednes- 
day. These are the Olinda Land and United Oil. The former 
has properties in Fullerton and the latter in Midway field. 
Both disbursements are at the rate of !<2 cent a share, and ag- 
gregate approximately $10,000 each. 

The Bethlehem Steel Corporation declared an annual divi- 
dend of 7 per cent on its preferred stock, which is 2 per cent in 
excess of the distribution made a year ago. The dividend is 
payable in quarterly installments of l 3 i per cent each. 

At a meeting of the directors of the Coast Counties Gas and 
E'ectric Company, dividend No. 34 of 50 cents per share was 
declared on the preferred stock, payable January 25th. 

On Monday, the regular monthly dividend of the Amalga- 
mated Oil Company, amounting to $62,500, and the Columbia 
Oil Producing Company's quarterly dividend of approximately 
$52,500 was paid. 

The Western States Life Insurance Company of San 

Francisco, in its pre'iminary f'gures re'ating to the business 
transacted last year, states that 3,560 policies were written, 
representing about $5,150,000 of insurance. The company now 
has approximately $14,500,000 of paid-for insurance. During 
the last year admitted assets incieased about $200,000, and the 
ictal premium income was about $543,000, showing a gain over 
the preceding year of some $78,000. 

Holders of 120 bonds of the Monterey and Pacific Grove 

Railway Company, in view of the fact that the Coast Valleys 
Gas and Electric Company, the holding concern, has stated that 
it would no longer make up the deficit in interest charges, ap- 
pointed a protective committee to investigate the situation and 
report back. The following were named: Carver Pomeroy, 
chairman; W. F. Williamson and R. H. Cross. 

Future loans to State banks by the State Treasurer at 

irterest rates lower than 2 L ' 2 per cent are ended, according to 
fnncuncement made by State Treasurer F. W. Richardson. 
This custom will remain in vogue as long as the demand for 
money is such that it can be loaned to banks at 2 1 ' 2 per cent. 

The New York Stock Exchange seat of Frederick S. 

Flower, which was sold to Robert Wilson, brought $38,000, the 
same as the last previous sale. 

Nearly half of the stockholders of Wells-Fargo & Co. 

are women On October 8, 1914, there were 2,530 women own- 
ers out of a total stockholders' list of 5,343, compared with 
2 693 women out of a total of 5,604 a year earlier. The com- 
pany reports 384 shares held in Europe by twenty-five owners, 
total capitalization being $23,967,400. 

The annual meeting of the California Street Cable Rail- 
road Company resulted in the following re-elections : Directors 
—A Borel, John C. Coleman, J. W. Harris, J. Henry Meyer 
and A H. Payson. Officers— J. Henry Meyer, president; J. C. 
Coleman, first vice-president; James W. Harris, second vice- 
president; A. Borel & Co., treasurer; George A. Hare, secre- 
tary; J. W. Harris, superintendent. 

The Board of Supervisors of San Bernardino County 

will receive bids up to February 15th for the purchase of 
$500,000 highway improvement 5 per cent bonds, denomina- 
tion $1,000 each, five to thirty-one years. 

The Federal Reserve Board has determined to admit all 

State banks which desire to enter the system and conform with 
the provisions of the Federal Reserve Act. 

Wedding Presents. — The choicest variety to select from at 
Marsh's, who is now permanently located at Post and Powell 
streets; also at Fairmont Hotel. 


Swift Safe Electric Service Via The 

Oakland Antioch & Eastern Railway 

Between San Francisco, Oakland. Berkeley 


Sacramento, Chico, Oroville, Marysville, 

Colusa, Woodland and Pittsburg 

Observation Cars 
For Comfort 

Key Route Ferry 

in San Francisco 

Sutter 2339 

Automatic Block 
Signals for Safety 

Fortieth and Shatter 


in Oakland 

Piedmont 870 

City Index and Purchasers' Guide 

Dr. R. T. Leaner, Surgeon Chiropodist, formerly of 6 Geary street; 
removes corns entirely whole — painless — without knife. Bunions and in- 
Browing nails cured by a special and painless treatment. 212-214 West- 
bank Bldg., 830 Market St. Tel. Kearny 3578. 

Martin Aronsohn, Notary Public and Pension Attorney. All legal 
papers drawn up accurately. 217 Montgomery St., above Bush, San Fran- 
cisco. Cal. Phone Douglas 601. 

Samuel M. Shortrldge, Attorney-at-Law. Chronicle Building. San Fran- 
cisco. Tel. Douglas 2176. 

Marcus Lome Samuels, Attorney-at-Law. Pacific Building. Market St.. 
al Fourth. San Francisco. Cal. Tel. Douglas 304. 

Your Stationery should bear the stamp of QUALITY 
Let us guide you In your selections 

Zellerbach Paper Company 

Importers of and dealers In 

The Highest Class | AH tK 

Battery and Jackson Streets 

For Office Stationery 
San Francisco, Cal. 

Teltphoia Kearny I461 Private Exchane* Connecting All Waretaoutea 


Wsreho'uemen Forwarding Agents Distributors Public Weighers 

Spur Trick Connectioni With All Railroads 

Alain Office: 625-*47 Third Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

nni ICLICC 623 Sacramamto Street, between 
DnUonLO Kearny and Montgomery Streets 

With full lint of Bruihea, Broomi and Feather Dujtera. on hand and mada 

to order. Janitor tuppllea of all kinds, ladders. Buckets. Chamoli. Metal 

Pollah and Cleaning- Powders. Hardware. Wood and Willow Ware. 

Call, writ* or telephone Kearny S7B7 


Views of Panama- Pacific Exposition, Which Opens Feb. 20th 

Section of Court of Four Seasons 

Colonnade Palace of Fine Arts 
Palace of Horticulture 

Section of Court of Palms 
Half-Dome of Philosophy, Palace of Education 
Doorway Palace of Liberal Arts 

The Pacific Mutual Life Insurance 
Company of California 


GEO. I. COCHRAN, President GAIL B. JOHNSON, Vice-President 
Total Assets $32,604,612.25 

Gain in Assets for the Year 3,266,460.26 

Cash Income 9,506,116.05 

Gain in Cash Income over 1913 426,250.30 

Total Life Insurance in Force 154,525,447.00 

Gain in Life Insurance in Force .......... 9,485,254.00 

New Life Insurance Issued and Paid for in 1914 . . 22,805,828.00 

Accident Premiums Collected in 1914 1,876,579.49 

Total Payments to Policyholders (Life- Accident) 1914 . . 3,690,791.83 

Grand Total Paid Policyholders Since Organization . . 40,410,883.83 

Total Reserves Held for Policyholders (December 31, 1914) . 27,590,612.63 

Gain in Reserves over 1913 . 2,509,016.30 

Surplus Funds (Not Including Fully Paid Capital of $1,000,000) . . . 2,989,845.57 
Gain in Surplus over 1913 610,315.37 

Dividends Paid to or Set Aside for Participating Policyholders 

—1914 1,095,373.74 

Average Interest on Mean Invested Assets 6.23% 


Combines Protection Against Death, Accident and Sickness in One Contract 


F. A. STEARNS, Manager, E. G. BATH, Manager, 

Accident Dept. Monthly Premium Dept. 

Offices: Shreve Building, San Francisco 
Send for Detailed Statement 

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Orvoted to the Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast. 


San Francisco, Cal., Saturday, February 6, 1915 

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-All hail the Jewel City! 

-Life is one big financial hocus-pocus after another. 
-Senator Grant couldn't keep the Wolfe from the door. 
-Our endeavor to keep neutral may yet plunge us into the 


The notes of Allen Bier, the pianist, are said to be par- 
ticularly liquid. 

A Palo Alto man fasts forty days. Getting even with 

the food pirates, eh? 

Governor Elliott W. Major of Missouri will visit the Ex- 
position. We'll "show" him. 

The fleet visit has been postponed until July. Its arrival 

in March was but a fleeting thought. 

We are willing to admit inferiority to Los Angeles in 

one point: the number of jitney 'buses. 

A local cooking school has evolved some "strange new 

salads." We have stopped eating salad. 

The fact that both sides invariably win the same battles 

augurs for a tardy termination of the war. 

The Germans are not conducting their attacks on Eng- 
land on the level. They either come in airships or submarines. 

Hetty Green's son. at present visiting San Francisco, an- 
nounces that he is still single. The pity is that there is hope 
for only one girl. 

The Austrian Minister for Foreign Affairs says Secre- 
tary Bryan's diplomacy is inefficient. The "gang" in the cor- 
ner grocery in Lincoln, Neb., is amazed. 

We don't feel so bad over the immediate damage done 

by Jupiter Pluvius when we remember the bountiful crops that 
invariably follow in the trail of the rains. 

Now that President Wilson has decided to travel to San 

Francisco by rail, the officers of the battleship "New York" are 
drawing lots for occupancy of that suit de luxe. 

The latest ladies' hats are shaped like battleships, sub- 
marines and aeroplanes, and are of the same color as those de- 
structive devices. It will be interesting, when two women get 
into an altercation, to notice who wins, the submarine or the 

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that women 

are equally liable to prosecution with men under the Mann 
Act. In other words, there will be no more prosecutions under 
the "white slave" act. 

Professor Eliot says working men eat too much meat. 

Of course, a blacksmith would be more efficient if instead of 
half a dozen vulgar mutton chops he ate two dainty crackers 
and a cherry for breakfast. 

Mrs. May Wright Sewall will lecture on "The Debt of 

the American Woman to the World." It is the old habit of 
neglecting home obligations. Why not discuss the American 
woman's debt to American milliners and dressmakers? 

The British Government will lodge vigorous protests 

with the United States against the German attacks on "harm- 
less merchant ships at sea." We suppose the protest will be 
accompanied by the seizure of a few harmless American mer- 
chant ships by British men-o'-war. 

The Liberty Bell in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, 

will probably be exhibited at the Exposition. Inasmuch as 
many decades have elapsed since the last remnant of liberty 
departed from this country, we regard this as a deflection from 
the Exposition's policy to be strictly contemporaneous. 

Chicago has ruled that women must give their correct 

age when they register to vote. What a base, villainous way 
of preventing the ladies from exercising their right to vote! 
And this, too, in the city whose mayor announced that he had 
obtained his wife's permission to be a candidate for re-elec- 

The human voice is said to be the most beautiful of all 

music. After listening night after night to the young girl 
practicing the latest song hits across the hall and the young 
man thumping away on the piano next door, we realize that the 
French hornist who used to live up-stairs played the most beau- 
tiful music we ever heard, though we did not appreciate it at 
the time. 

Prestwich, the New York director of men's styles, wants 

men to "express their personality by the cut of their clothes." 
Literary men as a rule are easily recognizable by their shabby 
attire, successful lawyers by their snugly fitting cutaways. A 
toe trying to escape through a sock is symbolic of a neglected 
husband. Carlyle's "Sartor Resartus" is an eloquent philoso- 
phic treatise on a pair of trousers. Clothes make the man. 

The ignorant country folks of the Philippines have a 

way of determining distance by "cigarettes" instead of by 
standard measurement. They will tell the inquirer that the dis- 
tance to the next town is. say, "three cigarettes," meaning that 
he can just about smoke three cigarettes before he gets there. 
Distances in the European war zone might very aptly be de- 
scribed in the same fashion, substituting "howitzers" and 
"bayonets" for cigarettes. 

"It was a tame ending of a bore- 
End of Act I. some session," commented Kenneth 

Adams, parliamentary expert of the 
"Chronicle," when the State Legislature adjourned last Satur- 
day to take the constitutional recess and ponder over the bills 
introduced during the first half of the session until the second 
sitting begins, on March 8th. 

But even tedium is not beyond the pale of relativity. Mr. 
Adams may prefer a vaudeville show to a session of the Legis- 
lature — many people do — but his colleague, "Ned" Hamilton 
of the "Examiner," nevertheless discovered many interesting 
gems among the bulk of legislative measures introduced during 
the session, and his correspondence from the State capital was 
pregnant wi'h vital humor. Mr. Hamilton apparently found 
the session a source of no mean amount of amusement. 

The number of bills introduced in both Houses totaled 2,686 
at the hour of adjournment. This is an average of about 150 
a day. And yet Mr. Adams has the heart to call the session 
"boresome." Shame on him! And how about the Grant-Wolfe 
contest, the subtle scheme to make the corporations cover the 
deficit in the State treasury created by Johnsonian "economy," 
and the jitney 'bus debate? Why, these things were exciting 
enough to rob even a neutral of his night's sleep. 

Nor was the ending so "tame." No volume of fairy tales 
could be more charming than the bills introduced during the 
abbreviated final sitting of the solons Saturday morning. An 
open season for robins, meadowlarks and black birds; free 
shooting of turkey buzzards; street car steps to be not more 
than nine inches above the roadbed ; an annual poultry show at 
Sacramento; an amendment to the Constitution granting suf- 
frage to all persons over eighteen; making it unlawful for 
waiters to sleep in dining cars- — these and many other equally 
poetic and picturesque measures were submitted Saturday 
morning, not to mention the bill appropriating $500 for the 
painting of a portrait of former Lieutenant-Governor Wallace. 
The closing hours fairly bristled with activity. 

The second installment of the session, which will be largely 
devoted to debates of these bills, promises to be nothing short 
of riotous. 


"Out of the deep they came" — did 
A Fish Story. untold tons of perfectly good fish — 

and back to the deep they went, be- 
cause the so-called "fish trust" was not particularly anxious to 
have the retail prices lowered by an abundance of supply. Yes, 
tons and tons of good, wholesome fish were actually dumped 
overboard last year in order that artificial prices might pre- 
vail. Makes you sort of mad to think about it, doesn't it? In 
fact, you actually feel tempted to commit physical violence on 
somebody every time the subject is mentioned, especially if 
you are fond of fresh fish but can't afford to buy it as fre- 
quently as you would like to, because the prices are four or 
five times as high as they ought to be. This is why Senator 
Thomas Finn and Assemblyman J. J. Ryan introduced com- 
panion bills in the Legislature last week empowering the State 
Fish and Game Commission to absolutely control the buying 
and selling of fish in California, and even go into the fish busi- 
ness if necessary. Generally speaking, we do not approve of 
Government competition in any line of business, but when deal- 
ers deliberately destroy immense quantities of food in order to 
hold the supply down to a basis of exorbitant prices, we think 
the Government is justified in interfering in any manner it 
legally can, and we hope the Finn-Ryan measure will carry. 

The campaign for dividing Califor- 
State Division. nia into two separate States, with 

the Tehachapi as the line of divi- 
sion, which has been in progress ever since the "News Letter" 
first advocated this course last November as the only efficacious 
remedy for the discord and general lack of sympathy existing 
between the northern and southern sections of the State, has 
been so successful that apparently it is now only a question of 
time when the matter will be put to a vote as an initiative 
measure. It probably will be laid before the voters either at a 
special election this year, or at the general elections in 1916. 

The People's Association for Changing the Boundary of 
California by Amending the Constitution (don't let the length 
of the name alarm you) is circulating a petition for signatures 
to initiate the necessary legislation, and has already secured 
nearly 5,000, or about half of the required number of signa- 
tures. The organization is supported by men like Attorney 
William Hoff Cook, E. L. Hoag, of Hoag & Lyon, and William 
L. Alberger. Russell L. Dunn, civil engineer and mining man, 
has active charge of the campaign. 

A very sensible plan of effecting the desired separation, and 
one that has been resorted to by other States which have been 
divided in the past, is proposed by the organization above 
mentioned. It is, that the eight counties south of Tehachapi 
assume the status of a Territory, and as such apply to Congress 
for admission into the Union as a State. In this manner the 
State of Maine was carved out of Massachusetts, and Vermont 
out of New York. This procedure obviates all possible consti- 
tutional obstacles. 

It is unnecessary to recount here all the many good reasons 
that exist for State division. We have previously descanted 
on them sufficiently. Every Californian knows well enough 
that there are no "hands across the Tehachapi." Northern and 
Southern California don't belong in the same harness. Differ- 
ence of conditions and interests has long since severed the 
bonds of sympathy and understanding that once united Eureka 
and San Diego. Divorced politically, the people on both sides 
of Tehachapi will be happier and more contented, and the 
West will gain additional representatives in both Houses of 
Congress, which means enhanced prestige and influence in the 
national government. 

Sign the petition to initiate legislation for State division, and 
vote "yes" on the proposition when ii is put on the ballot. 

The jitney 'bus, which we at first 
The Jitney Jam. were inclined to regard as an inter- 

esting novelty, has developed into 
a decided menace. Over five hundred of those ungainly vehi- 
cles are now plying between the ferry building and Castro and 
Valencia streets, and it is not uncommon to see groups of a 
dozen or more 'buses race up Market street and practically take 
possession of the whole thoroughfare. A trench under fire in 
the war zone is a refuge in comparison with Market street. Only 
heroes venture to cross our main thoroughfare in this day of the 
jitney 'bus. Several accidents have already occurred in San 
Francisco, and one death is reported from Oakland. On rainy 
days the jitney 'buses are particularly dangerous, as they are 
not equipped with devices to prevent their skidding on slippery 
pavements. If the jitney 'bus is to remain, the city authorities 
should regulate their routes and the number permitted on each 
route, prescribe rigid examinations for drivers, and bonds large 
enough to guarantee their responsibility in case of accidents. 

February 6, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 

"Is not commercial credit based 
A Poor Man's Bank. primarily upon money or property ?" 
asked counsel to the Pujo Commit- 
tee of the late J. Pierpont Morgan. Mr. Morgan answered: 
"No, sir; the first thing is character." Character is the security 
upon which the Morris Plan banks in this country advance 
small loans to salaried employees and others of moderate means 
who, in a temporary embarrassment, would otherwise fall prey 
to vicious loansharks. 

The Morris Plan embraces the best features of European co- 
operative banking and loan society systems. Fourteen years 
ago Arthur J. Morris, of Norfolk, Va., appreciating the lack of 
banking facilities in this country for people of small means, 
determined to devise a plan to meet this economic need. Long 
years of study in Europe followed, and it was not until 1910 
the first institution of this kind opened its doors to borrowers, 
in Mr. Morris' home town. More than a year elapsed before 
the second Morris bank announced its readiness for business, 
in Atlanta, Ga. To-day there are fifteen Morris banks scat- 
tered over the country, and three more are in process of or- 
ganization. But none has been established west of Denver. 

San Francisco should have a Morris bank, and so should, for 
that matter, every city in the United States. 

The modus operandi of the Morris Plan banks, briefly, is 
this : The applicant for a loan of, say, $100, presents himself at 
the bank, together with two endorsers on his note. An investi- 
gation is made of the character and integrity of the three men, 
and if they are found to be trustworthy and responsible per- 
sons, the $100 is advanced, less the legal rate of interest for 
one year, usually about six per cent. No physical security is 
pledged for the loan. The borrower is required to make weekly 
payments of $2 in the purchase of a certificate, which may, at 
his option, operate to liquidate his liability to the bank. At 
the end of fifty weeks these payments aggregate the amount of 
the loan. Two weeks later his note falls due, and his accumu- 
lated funds may be applied to its payment. But the borrower 
has by this time realized how easily he may lay aside $2 a 
week, and he frequently continues these payments, which may 
be applied to an investment certificate issued by the bank 
which, when paid up, bears interest at the rate of five per cent, 
and on which he may borrow at any time without endorsement. 

A case of sickness in the family or other temporary misfor- 
tune, which necessitated the original loan, may thus stimulate 
his thrift instead of delivering him into the clutches of loan- 
sharks. The Morris Plan has proved very successful wherever 
it has been introduced. On October 31, 1914, the fifteen Mor- 
ris banks now operating in this country had made 49,500 loans, 
averaging $123 and aggregating $6,100,000, and the losses re- 
sulting from bad credits amounted to less than one-tenth of one 
per cent. 

Which proves that man is by nature honest and will remain so 
if treated in a fair manner. 

Is Japan at war, or is she not at 
By the Way — war? We recall that Japan declared 

war on Germany last year, where- 
upon she proceeded to appropriate to her own use one certain 
fortified German colony called Tsingtau and some German pos- 
sessions in the Pacific. Since then we have not heard of any 
battle, on land or at sea, in which Japan participated. On the 
other hand, there has been no report of peace negotiations be- 
tween Japan and Germany. Apparently, Japan at present 
finds herself in the peculiar situatior of being at war with Ger- 
many and still enjoying perfect peace. This bloodless kind of 
warfare should commend itself to humanitarians and others 
who are shocked with the horrors of war in Christian Europe. 

The Obstacle 

Vice-President National City Bank of New York 

In the Orient, in the Caribbean, in the northern part of 
South America, in Mexico, we have the opportunity to do 
great constructive work, and by so doing win a place of 
our own in the future commerce of those lands. The un- 
certainty of protection stands squarely in the way. If 
you want to do anything in these countries the standing 
advice is to "get under the English, French or German 
flag." As long as a question can be raised as to the prop- 
erty rights of Americans with respect to investments made 
outside the territory ot the United States, our foreign com- 
merce will languish. 

Why They Do It. 

Americans who have given a little 
study to the European war and its 
underlying causes have long ago 
discovered that the real casus belli is the bitter commercial 
rivalry between Germany and Great Britain. And here we 
have at once the cause of the systematic interference with 
American shipping by British men-o'-war. England went into 
this war with the determination to effectually cripple Ger- 
many's foreign trade so that she might herself .continue the 
supreme maritime nation of the world, for her merchant marine 
is the backbone of her very existence. But the war had not pro- 
gressed very far before the United States, recognizing the op- 
portunity to expand her foreign commerce, began to send mer- 
chant vessels across the seas. Great Britain quickly per- 
ceived the danger from this new source. What if America 
should succeed in building up a big merchant marine during 
the war? The American menace to her shipping interests 
would be quite as serious as the German menace, which was the 
very thing that caused her to unsheath the sword. Hence the 
continual annoyance of American vessels by British warships. 

At last the Mann Act (the so-called 
Mann Act Interpreted, "white slave act") has been given 
a sensible interpretation by the 
highest tribunal in the land. The United States Supreme Court 
has decided that a woman may be indicted as a co-conspirator 
with the man who caused her to be transported. This decision 
expurgates the Mann Act of its potentiality to serve as an in- 
strument of blackmailing. 

Last year a resourceful Eastern woman caused a young man 
of San Francisco to be prosecuted under the Mann Act for hav- 
ing "transported" her through various States to San Francisco. 
The woman was a divorcee, and probably had considerably 
more experience in life than the defendant in the case. The 
fact was that the young man had invited her on a pleasure 
jaunt across the country, and she eagerly accepted. She 
had a "bully good time" at his expense. But when the young 
man began to tighten the purse strings, the lady went to the 
Federal prosecutor in San Francisco with a bundle of letters 
and telegrams from the man. as evidence against him, and the 
prosecution was begun with gTeat dramatic effect, but not until 
the woman had disappeared, never to return. After the cus- 
tomary legal writs and wrangling over technicalities had pro- 
tracted the case over several months, a compromise was finally 
reached between the prosecutor and the defendant, the latter 
agreeing to pay a substantial fine. 

Under the new interpretation of the Mann Act. women who 
consent to being "transported" on pleasure trips are as liable 
to prosecution as the men, and it follows that there will be 
no further abuse of this law. Representative V 
protect young girls from white slave trafficker 
pose the act will continue to serve. 

San Francisco News Letter 

February 6, 1915. 

Anything that is cheap is assured of popularity over in 

Alameda County. Witness the appointment of committees to 
"co-operate" with the Panama-Pacific Exposition officials in 
the "entertainment" of the five million Fair visitors that are 
expected to crowd the thoroughfares of Oakland, Berkeley and 
Alameda during the Exposition year. This is a delightful and 
inexpensive way of making amends for the failure to contrib- 
ute the promised million dollar donation to the Exposition. 
The Exposition provides the coin for the attractions that bring 
the visitors out, and Alameda County appoints committees to 
divert as much of the concomitant cash as possible into the 
east-bay coffers. It is natural that the five-cent automobile 
ride should become popular in such a community as that. The 
jitney 'buses are doing a flourishing trade across the bay, and 
stores and shops, even banks, are deserted by young men who 
have suddenly discovered that driving a dilapidated second- 
hand automobile is the only safe road to wealth and prestige. 
The Oakland "Observer" notes that, "Out in Berkeley way one 
of the well known musicians who is often heard in public has 
a car and drives back and forth gathering passengers at a nickel 
a head. Also, the son of a prominent banker in Berkeley, and 
several real estate men who own three and four cars, have 
succumbed to the fever. An artist, an instructor of art, a pho- 
tographer and representatives of other lines of business are en- 
gaged in this new field that has sprung up like a mushroom in 
the last six weeks." 

The Republic of Portugal is tottering. The Portuguese 

people are tired of the republican regime, and are hankering 
for the restoration of the Braganzas. But ex-King Manuel 
will never again mount the throne he once lost. His cousin, 
Prince Jose, is the man for the job. All this is explained in 
elaborate detail by the San Francisco "Examiner" of last Sun- 
day. It didn't come over the longest leased liar. The Hearst 
correspondent in Lisbon never got on to the story. It was left 
for Dom Jose's wife, the Princess Braganza d'Avellar, formerly 
Miss Fern van Krehbiel, born twenty miles south of El Paso, 
to break the story. The Princess is now in San Francisco, and 
to the "Examiner" reporter she outlined the qualifications of 
Prince Jose for the regal job thusly: "Oh, he is such a dear, 
clever boy. There is no doubt — no one in Europe doubts it — 
that the Portuguese nation will soon get tired and is already 
getting tired of the irregularities of the present regime. The 
cabinet resigned only a few weeks ago, being unable to carry 
on the government. My husband is keeping closely in touch 
with the monarchical party, and he is really so much more 
popular than King Manuel. Manuel is too weak, too easily 
frightened to suit a heroic nation like the Portuguese. A strong 
party would sooner have my Prince Jose for their king than 
Manuel." So Manuel might as well kiss himself good-bye. 

A local architect will lecture before the San Francisco 

Society of the Archaeological Institute of America on the life 
and work of the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. I think it is 
still a bit premature to relegate Paris to an archaeological 
topic. Better wait a few months and see how things peter out. 

President Wilson says the literacy test for immigrants 

is un-American. Well, being [himself an ex-professor he 
ough to know the extent of illiteracy among American college 

Is J. A. Prentice, attorney, clubman, bon vivant and 

social favorite, guilty of any or all of the misdeeds charged 
against him? Prentice was arrested on charges of making 
false statements, defrauding banks and investors, passing bo- 
gus checks, etc. When the whole matter is sifted down, even 
if it be proven that Prentice has committed all the things he is 
accused of, the real blame may very properly be fastened upon 
his alleged victims. Prentice was a vaudeville actor until a 
few years ago, when he began to study law and passed the bar 
examination in Eureka. Three years ago he came to San Fran- 
cisco, an unknown "country lawyer." But he was clever, even 
brilliant, for in remarkably short time he was promoting finan- 
cial projects on a scale that J. Rufus Wallingford could not 
have beaten. He was received in society and clubdom with 
great enthusiasm — nothing was too good for him. He recipro- 
cated by giving his associates a chance to invest their money 
in mining projects and other enterprises which he was promot- 
ing, and to affix his autograph to a check was a real pleasure 
to him. He told funny stories, played the violin, sang and gen- 
erally scattered joy and merriment about him. What reason is 
there for any one to "kick?" Those who "discovered" this 
social lion and financial light received their money's worth. 
Nobody has really been "stung." 

Even so august a personage as a Governor is not im- 
mune from the temptations that tear the souls of ordinary mor- 
tals. His high office is not always above the common sins of 
the ordinary rabble. Richard D. Yates, ex-Governor of Illi- 
nois, stands accused of having at the time he was Governor, 
hugged and kissed the wife of a photographer in Eureka, for 
which reason the photographer is suing his spouse for divorce. 
Now, hugging and kissing per se may be harmless enough pas- 
times. In this enlightened age it is not a crime to kiss your 
friend's wife, and any objection to the practice betrays a medie- 
val turn of mind. But certain limitations as to time and place 
should be prescribed. Ex-Governor Yates is charged with 
hugging and kissing the Eureka photographer's wife on a mov- 
ing train when they passed through tunnels and over bridges 
and crossings. This is a highly objectionable way of doing it. 
None but a professional politician would select such odd places 
for his love demonstrations. Just a trick to attract attention to 
himself. It served him right that the photographer exposed him. 

The formal offer of the Spring Valley Water Company 

to sell part of its property to the City of San Francisco for 
$34,500,000 was received by the Board of Supervisors this 
week, and the election to determine whether or not the people 
of the city favor the transaction and are willing to raise the 
money through a bond issue, will probably be held in April. 
Mayor Rolph stated that if the election failed to carry, the 
suspended condemnation proceedings against the Spring Val- 
ley Water Company would be resumed. But why not call off 
the election and merely resume the condemnation proceedings? 
This would be a much cheaper procedure. 

Assistant United States Attorney Walter E. Hettman 

never rides in a jitney 'bus. He used to, but he has sworn off. 
One dark and stormy night last week, Hettman, coming from 
Oakland, tumbled into one of these discarded Ford machines at 
the ferry building and paid the driver a dollar, the last one he 
happened to have in his pocket. He counted his change by 
feeling the coins in his hand. When he got to the Iroquois 
Club, where he was to attend a meeting, he discovered that the 
driver had given him three English shillings and two Canadian 
dimes, and he had to borrow a nickel for carfare to get home. 

A course of instruction for jitney drivers is announced 

by the educational department of the Y. M. C. A. And still 
this organization poses as a Christian institution. 

February 6, 1915. 

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("Possunt quia posse videntur.") 

Thou canst not fall ! The future all unknown 
Lies in thy power — its secrets are thine own 
There's not a task that thou canst not fulfill, 
Strong in the thought — "As thou thyself shalt will." 

Thou canst not fall ! What to the world's cold view 
Seems failure, in God's sight is courage true, 
Tis not thy life that's failed — sweet comfort still — 
For what thy life is, "Thou thyself shalt will." 

And canst thou fall, when in temptation's hour 
Fierce foes assail and threat'ning sin-clouds lower? 
A way is given — escape from every ill — 
Thine is the choice — "As thou thyself shalt will." 

Will sorrow come? dark hours of pain? 

Yes, but as gentle as the fallen rain, 

Canst thou not see how they God's plans fulfill ? 

His strength is thine, "As thou thyself shalt will." 

Whence is this power? I lift my wandering eyes 
Unto the hills ; in glad and sweet surprise 
List to the voice — its breath my being fills — 
" 'Tis God in thee — 'tis he in thee that wills." 

And can it be that he in me doth dwell 

Day unto day? Then I must sin dispel; 

My soul a temple worthy him to fill! 

Thou canst not fall ! "As thou thyself shalt will." 

— Clara Bancroft. 


Slumber has stilled the note 
In the thrush's tender throat, 
But the cheery cricket sings, 
And the moth's dark wings 
Flutter along the night 
Through the pale moonlight; 

Soft may thine eyelids meet! 

Sleep on, oh, sweet! 

Never a stir 'mid the stars 
Of the jasmine at the bars 
Of her casement, looking away 
Toward the unborn day. 
Mount, and an entrance win, 
Steal in, my song, steal in! 

Soft may thine eyelids meet! 

Sleep on, oh, sweet! 

Steal in. but breathe not above 

The lowest whisper of love; 

Hover around her there 

In that holy air; 

Glide into her dreams, and be 

A memory of me ! 

Soft may thine eyelids meet! 

Sleep on, oh, sweet! 

— Clinton Scollard. 


Carlton Wall, well known hotel proprietor and owner of one 
of our principal restaurants, did the business people of San 
Francisco a valuable service when, together with a few com- 
panions, he attempted to seize the editor of a little mush- 
room weekly publication and treat him to a coat of tar and 
feathers. The fact that Mr. Wall and his companions were 
prevented from entering ye scribe's domicile and instead 
carted off to the police station in a patrol wagon, does not make 
their service to the community less valuable, for the nightly 
visit had the effect of causing great fear and mental anguish 
to the newspaper man, and he soon shook the dust of San 
Francisco off his feet, which is a good thing. 

Every now and then some little insignificant shrimp just like 
this departed scribe conceives the idea of swelling his purse 
by extorting money from reputable business men, some of 
whom at times are willing to pay the money rather than be the 
victims of printed insinuations so skillfully composed that the 
iibel law is not violated. An artful writer can heap no end of 
lies and calumnies upon a person's head without exposing 
himself to prosecution. 

In this case the newspaper man came to Carlton Wall and 
demanded $1,000 for refraining from publishing a slanderous 
article about Techau Tavern. Mr. Wall refused. The conse- 
quence was a malignant attack in the paper on the Tavern. 
The establishment was represented as Immorality's El Dorado, 
a place to be avoided by all respectable people. The article 
was very cleverly held within the libel law, and all Mr. Wall 
could do was to give the writer a good scare, which, as we 
have noted, he did. 

While the popularity and reputation of Techau Tavern are 
so firmly established that no amount of malicious slander can 
hurt its business, it is nevertheless aggravating that an insig- 
nificant nobody should escape entirely unpunished after having 
tried to drag the good name of the place into the mud in this 
contemptible fashion. Mr. Wall with his brothers, who have 
large property interests here, played a very conspicuous 
part in the upbuilding of the City of San Francisco. Af- 
ter the fire, disregarding the advice of all his friends, he took 
a lease on the building on Powell street where Techau Tavern 
is now located. He was determined to build up a strictly first- 
class restaurant, and succeeded. Techau Tavern is one of the 
distinctive restaurants of San Francisco and famed from one 
end of the country to the other. Julian Street speaks flatter- 
ingly of it in his new book. 


A highly interesting little book entitled "The Spirit of the 
West," by Courtney Rowland, has been published by the Grim- 
mett Company, San Francisco. Mr. Rowland interprets the 
Spirit of the West in a wonderful dream which is beautifully 
interwoven with poetry, philosophy, history and mythology. 
His vision begins with the dawn of the prehistoric epoch and 
terminates at the great Exposition by the Golden Gate, the 
uttermost limit of Western civilization. The division of man- 
kind into tribes, the rise and fall of empires, and the eternal 
trend of migration to the West are sketched with the genius of 
the poet, the force of the philosopher and the clearness of the 
historian. "Here in this western land are congregating Saxons, 
Danes, Celts, Iberians, Goths, Etruscans, Huns, Greeks, de- 
scendants of Tartar hordes, descendants of all the Semitic 
race, Jews, Arabs and Moors. It is not a nation : it is mankind." 
The preface is written by the Rev. Charles F. Aked. 

"Doing well?" "Yep. Got a business men's athletic 

class. Tuition, five dollars a year." "Well, those rates are at- 
tractive, but too low to pay you." "You don't get the idea. 
They all drop out in about two weeks. Then I start another 
class." — Judge. 

In a handsome pamphlet entitled "The Lady Isis in Bohe- 
mia." a full account is given of the ceremonial presentation by 
Jeremiah Lynch of the mummy of the Lady Isis to the Bohe- 
mian Club at the Bohemian high jinks on the evening of May 
5, 1914. The pamphlet gives a description of the royal lady, 
who wandered in the shadow of the pyramids about 3,000 years 
ago, a sketch of the court life in the land of the Pharaohs in 
that remote age, and a report of all the solemn ceremonies held 
in connection with the presentation of the mummy. I 
tains a number of beautiful illustrations by D 
is superb in its mechanical make-up. The edi" 
1.500 copies, which have been distribute!: 
the members of the Bohemian Qub. 


San Francisco News Letter 

February 6, 1915. 


"We obey no wand but Pleasure's." — Tom Moore. 


The Orpheum. 

Mme. Jeanne Jomelli is the headline attraction this week. 
The lady in question comes over the circuit with a real repu- 
tation back of her, being a member of the big New York grand 
opera organization. Mme. Jomelli has a big dramatic soprano 
voice, her tones being round and full, and she sings with re- 
markable expression. This was strikingly exemplified when, 
after singing a big grand opera aria, she gave us "Annie 
Laurie," and, after insistent demands, sang "Home Sweet 
Home." I have heard Melba and Patti sing the latter, but in all 
candor I am willing to admit that the last named artists sang 
the simple little song with absolute lack of real feeling and 
expression, but the public demanded the song, and badly as 
they sang it, they were satisfied. Go and hear Mme Jomelli 
sing it. She is the first grand opera artist I've ever heard who 
sings the song with true feeling and technical vocal skill. The 
lady scored a great big hit. The audience accorded a generous 
and real hearty San Francisco greeting to Mr. and Mrs. Doug- 
las Crane, who return to us after having made the effete East 
sit up and take notice. They bring with them some new dance 
creations of their own, of particular interest being their Cali- 
fornia one-step and the Tipperary trot, the former being danced 
to the accompaniment of "I Love You, California." The popu- 
lar couple were deluged with flowers, and the head of the firm 
made a modest speech, and in conclusion they half sang and 
talked a song wherein they related about the East being all 
right, but that their hearts are with us out here, and that they 
have come to stay. Naturally, this brought more applause, 
in fact the audience unmistakably gave evidence of their 
pleasure and appreciation of the clever work of this talented 

Another San Franciscan on the bill who celebrates her home- 
coming is Ruth Allen, who presents herself and company of 
eight in a delightful satire written by Paul Armstrong. Miss 
Allen graduated from a local dramatic school some ten years 
ago, and since then has acquired for herself a big reputation in 
the East. This is her first time here for years. An abundance 
of flowers were showered on Miss Allen. Her vehicle sparkles 
with witty lines and situations, the author proving through the 

medium of his characters and situations that in nine cases out 
of ten it is the woman who really proposes each time to the 
man. In order to learn exactly how it is done, go and see the 
play. Miss Allen is fitted with a splendid role, and clearly 
shows that her years in the East have not been spent in vain. 
Her work reminds me of Blanche Bates, and in appearance 
Miss Allen is not unlike her noted rival artist. The entire com- 
pany of eight people are individually and collectively clever, 
and they bring out all the wit and significance of the speeches. 
Armstrong did a clever piece of work in writing this little play. 
Milt Collins, armed with a 14 carat German dialect relates 
his political troubles in a hughly humorous manner, which time 
and again sets the audience into an uproar of laughter. His 
harangue on current topics is very funny. Rae Ball, a clever 
violin player, shows off her skill to advantage. Her technique 
is good, and she plays with genuine feeling. Mile. Vadie pre- 
sents herself and six girls in a series of very artistic dances. 
The little company is in charge of Hans Linne, the last musical 
director of the last Tivoli company. Mile. Vadie is a beautiful 
woman, and her dancing is on a par with her appearance. Her 
six girls are also beautiful and shapely. This is strange but 
true. It is a very pretty act, and is enjoyable. Ching Ling 
Foo remains another week and repeats his mysterious stunts. 
Little Chee Toy is still the favorite of the company, and it is 
worth going to the Orpheum to hear her sing "Tipperary." Kate 
Elinore and her partner are held over to distribute their fund 
of humor for a week longer. If you like Marie Dressier, you'll 
like Miss Elinore. The program is a hummer from start to 


* * * 

The Bevani Grand Opera Company at the Alcazar. 

Despite the worst storm of the season last Monday evening, 
a crowd which well nigh filled the theatre to capacity applauded 
the ever popular double bill of "Cavalleria Rusticana" and 
"I'Pagliacci." It was worth braving the elements to hear Alice 
Gentle sing Santuzza. This talented artist of American extrac- 
tion has a great big career before her, and it is no far-fetched 
statement in saying that Miss Gentle will before long be heard 
on Broadway. Not since I heard Calve sing this role have I 

W. Horelik Ensemble in their dancing sensation, "In the Gypsy Camp," next week at the Orpheum. 

February 6, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 


heard the part done so effectively, and not even the capricious 
and fascinating Calve gave to the role the tempestuous pas- 
sion and fiery nature which Gentle gave us. Even the usual 
enthusiastic Italian part of the audience, who never miss a 
single virtue in an artist, were quick to recognize the fact that 
a new Santuzza had been born. Salvos of applause and cheer- 
ing brought the pleasing fact home to Miss Gentle. Her voice 
was at its best, and she handled all her great scenes with the 
technical finish of a true artist. Her tones came out free and 
full, with never a trace of any tiemolo. She simply dominated 
every scene by the sheer force of her artistry. Thanks to Be- 
vani for bringing us this splendid singer. She has everything 
before her, and is equipped with every possible essential which 
makes for true greatness in the grand opera world. Miss Gen- 
tle had excellent support. Sacchetti evidently received his 
inspiration from Miss Gentle, as he showed us the best work 
he has done thus far as Turiddu. His voice rang true, and was 
clear as a bell. 

Silva made a satisfactory Alfio, and Luisa Sylva and Matilde 
Renis were good as Lola and Lucia. The chorus was held well 
in hand, and followed the score admirably. In "I'Pagliacci" 
we had Castellani as Canio, a favorite role of the great Caruso. 
Our local man gave a performance which here and there 
smacked of near greatness, and his voice was used judiciously. 
After his rendition of his gTeat solo, the audience positively 
shrieked for a repetition, but he wisely refrained from tempta- 
tion. The situation does not admit of an encore. Castellani 
is also a great actor. Gallazzi made a personal hit as Tonio. 
He played him in a spirit of low comedy, which I considered 
really effective and somewhat original. Of course, he had to 
repeat the prologue. An Oakland girl, Bernice Van Gelder, was 
heard as Nedda. Miss Gelda through nervousness could not 
do herself justice, though she shows a voice of excellent quality, 
although thin in the high notes. Zuro wielded his magnetic 
baton so effectively that all the ensembles were rendered with 
excellent swing and finish. Zuro is a great conductor. The 
settings were in good taste. 

Paul Gerson. 

Jiu ]itsu at Pantages. 

Strange that the people of San Francisco have not adopted 
jiu jitsu as a general fad. It is so simple, apparently, that 
a child might learn it with little difficulty, and so exceedingly 
useful in emergencies, as for example when attacked by a 
street bandit. A big burly man blocks the passage of a frail 
little lady, bent on taking possession of her purse. But if the 
frail little lady knows the art of jiu jitsu she quietly takes the 
big burly man's hand, gives it a gentle twist, and lo! the ban- 
dit lies sprawling before her feet. All the little twists and 
jerks of this quaint oriental mode of self-defense are compre- 
hensively demonstrated by a troupe of Japanese jiu jitsu ex- 
perts at Pantages this week. The ease with which a little 
100-pound woman throws a 200-pound man is really remark- 
able. The great advantage of jiu jitsu is that it requires prac- 
tically no physical strength, only ordinary work-a-dav dex- 

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February 6, 1915. 

terity. The troupe is supplemented by half-a-dozen brawny 
Japanese wrestlers, real giants alongside of whom many an 
Irish policeman would look like a midget. These Nipponese 
giants give some very interesting exhibitions of old-fashioned 
Japanese wrestling from the days of the shoguns and the 
samurai. No one who is fond of athletics can afford to miss 
this rare treat. 

A marked contrast to this demonstration of manly strength 
is the ultra-modern ball-room steps by Armand Wright and 
Henrietta Lane, who are introducing a brand new waltz — with 
very little waltzing, and do three or four kinds of tangoes and 
"trots" besides. Some novel juggling stunts are performed by 
Jules Marceau and company, ably assisted by a witty fox ter- 
rier. Jean Traig appears with Frederick Snook and Ato Ki- 
wata in a sketch that purports to be an "unwritten chapter" in 
the history of the actress's own life which is appearing in in- 
stallments in a local afternoon paper. It is just as well that 
this chapter was left unwritten, for there is nothing in it to 
tickle the jaded palates of blase fiction readers. Danny Sim- 
mons creates a furore as a "military hobo" recounting his 
weird experiences from "the front," and Ted and Uno Bradly 
have a pleasing repertoire of comedy offerings. 


German War Film at Savoy. — "The German Side of the 
War" is the title of a remarkable motion picture which will be 
presented for one week only at the Savoy Theatre, beginning 
this Sunday. The five-reel film, which is direct from Germany 
and bears the sanction of the Kaiser, shows the German phases 
of the present conflict exclusively. The Kaiser appears in many 
of the scenes, and is shown reviewing his troops at the mobili- 
zation and again addressing his people from the Royal Palace 
in Berlin. Only the battlefields where the Germans have been 
victorious are included, and it is pointed out by the sponsors 
of the pictures that they show conclusively that the Emperor's 
troops are well fed and invariably cheerful, while their pris- 
oners are well treated, well nourished and generally well cared 
for. Scenes in Vienna, with the Emperor Franz Joseph greatly 
in evidence, are also included. 

Pantages Theatre. — The Tai Peien troupe of Chinese acro- 
bats, magicians and jugglers, are the topping feature of the new 
bill of eight acts which opens at the Pantages at Sunday's 
matinee. Last week's headliner, the royal jiu jitsu troupe of 
wrestlers, proved one of the most entertaining acts that has 
come over the circuit, and it is claimed that the Tai Peien fam- 
ily are equally as interesting. Fred Duprez calls himself the 
"International Monologist," and his performances have won 
him the title of "the best liked comedian that has ever played 
the Pantages Circuit." When the "Texas Tommy" was first 
brought to the front, a lad named "Dutch Mike" English won 
gold medals and money prizes galore galloping around the 
different contests that were the rage here at that time. "Dutch 
Mike" and his partner, Edith Allard, went to New York with 
a little ragtime band that they picked up on the Barbary Coast 
and set the Gay Way in a furore. They have three new dances. 
Guy Woodward and players will play an old burlesque trav- 
esty on "East Lynne." Paine and Nesbit in a comedy skit; 
Gaudelope, a different equilibrist, and Zinca Pana, the Gypsy 
violinist, with a two-reel Keystone picture will complete the 


* * * 

Foster Krake in "Musical Matinee." — The soloist for the 
second "Matinee of Music" to be given at Kohler & Chase Hall 
Saturday afternoon, February 6lh, will be Foster Krake, bari- 


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Tickets on Safe at All tile Loading San Francisco Stores the (reel ofBall 

P. R. MURPHY, Manager Office 427 Phelan Bldg 

Columbia Theatre 


Columbia Theatre. — So great a success has the Bevani Opera 
Company made in this city with its most recent performances 
that the Columbia Theatre has booked the organization for a 

special engagement of one week, commencing with this Sunday (jVpllBV/lfl ° 
night, February 7th. It has been many seasons since an oper- 
atic_ organization has come to this city so thoroughly well 
equipped in singers who have been able to make satisfactory 
impressions in all the operas of the repertoire. On Sunday 
night the company will sing "Gioconda," and on Monday night 
they will be heard for the first time in the famous work of 
"Norma," with the cast including Vergeri, Gentle, Castellani 
and di Biasi. On Tuesday "Aida" will be sung. The matinee 
on Wednesday will be devoted to "Lucia," and on Wednesday 

night the double bill of "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "I'Pag- 7-, JT^ T 

liacci" will be heard. "The Love Tales of Hoffman" is the &aVOU IfieOtre 
bill for Thursday night, and "Norma" will be repeated on Fri- 
day. The Saturday matinee will be "II Trovatore," and the 
farewell performance on Saturday night will be the company's 
big hit, "Carmen." 

* * * 

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. — The biggest program 
and the lowest schedule of prices ever asked for any concert 
will be the feature of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra's 
special Sunday concert at the Exposition Civic Auditorium next 
Sunday afternoon at 2 :30 o'clock. Augmented to eighty musi- 
cians, the orchestra will have as soloists : Albert Spalding, the 
leading American violinist, and Rudolph Ganz, the great Swiss 
pianist. Conductor Hadley's program includes : Wagner's over- 
ture, "The Mastersingers," Beethoven's piano concerto, "The 
Emperor," Goldmark's symphony, "The Rustic Wedding," Men- 
delssohn's concerto for the violin, and Tschaikowsky's overture 
"The Year 1812." 

There will be 1,550 reserved seats on the main floor and 708 
in the balcony at 50 cents each; 1,412 seats not reserved on the 
main floor and 2,705 in the balcony, not reserved, at 25 cents 
each. There are 250 boxes on the main floor and balcony. The 
price of a box seating eight is $5; single box seats are $1 each. 

Corner Blaaon ami Gear! 

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The Leading Playhouse 
-Special engagement of One 

Sunday Night, "Gioconda:" Monday. "Norma:" Tues, "Aida:" Wed. Mat. 
" Lucia:" Wed. Evg. "Cavalleria" anil " Pagllacci;" Thursday "Love Tales of 
Hoffman:" Friday 'Norma;" Saturday Matinee" Trovatore; 1 ' Saturday Might 
"Carmen." Evenings .tuc to $2. Matanees'60c, i5cahd$l, 
Sunday Night February 1 1th — ROSE STAHLin " A PERFECT LAHY ." 

Farrell Street Bet. Stockton and Powell 
Phone Douglas 70 


w. horelik ensemble in Their Dancing Sensation "In The Gypsy Camp; ■ 
CHARLEY GRAPEWIN supported bj Aim;. Chance in " Foughlteepsle: 
SANTLY 4 NORTON, sinners: Paul Armstrong's one act satin 
PROPOSES' with Ruth Allen and a Company of Eight: MR. and MRS. Dot (G- 
las irani: iii tli-ir dunces: milt COLLINS. Lhsi Week Great Artistic 
Triumph MME. JEANNE JOMELLI, Prima Donnu of the Metropolitan 

Evening Prices. 10c 25c 50c. 75c. Matinee Prices (except Sun- 
days and holidays). 10c. 25c. 50c. PHONE I OUGLAS 70. 

McAllister Street. 
Near Market. 

One Week Commencing Sunday February 7th — Continuous From 11 A. M. to 11 

P. M.. Week Days at2:30, 7::l0 and il P. M. 

Fir6tTimein California. Five Reds of Authentic Pictures 


Direct From Germany and Sanctioned by the Kaiser, (nfasresting Explanatory 
Lecture. Prices '20c and 30e 

Lecture. Prices 'JOc and 80c. 

Special Sunday Concert 
February 7th, 2:30 P. M. 

At the Exposition Civic 


Polk and Grove Streets 
80 Musicians and 2 Great Soloists 

NOTE SPECIAL PRICES— General Admission 25c, Reserved Seats 50c. B,,\ 
Each, full Boxes. Seating sf.. skat SALE— Tickets Nowal Box Office Sherm 
& Co. and at Auditorium Day of Concert. Mail Orders Now to Frank W Ih-aly 711-712 
Head Building. 



Henky Hadley Conductor. 

Pantages 9 Theatre ***<* street oppose m.™ 


TAI PEIEN TROUPE. Chinese acrobats; FRED lie PRIX the " international 
Monologist:" DUTCH MIKE " ENGLISH and EDITH AULA Rl> hi throe new 
dances; GUY WOODWARD and players in a burlesoue travests ou I lsi 
Lynne:" PAINE & NESBIT in a comedy Bldtl GA1 DELOPI I ■,,„. 
ZINCA PANA. the Gypsy violinist. 2 reels Keystone. 

February 6, 1915. 

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tone. Mr. Krake has been in this city for some time, and since 
his arrival has rapidly forged ahead as an artist of unusual 
vocal skill. He possesses a big, vibrant voice which he uses 
with much force and artistic judgment. Mr. Krake will sing 
four compositions of great contrast, namely, an aria from Puc- 
cini's 'La Boheme," "Mother o' Mine," by Tours; "Widmung,' 
by Schumann; and Damroschs's famous "Danny Deever." 

* * * 

Orpheum. — The W. 
Horelik Ensemble, num- 
bering fourteen people 
and including some of 
the most remarkable ex- 
ponents of Russian folk 
dances that have ever 
appeared in this coun- 
try, will head the Or- 
pheum bill next week in 
their pantomimic sensa- 
tion, "In the Gypsy 
Camp." Charley Grape- 
win, the favorite come- 
dian, will appear in the 
domestic comedy, called 
"Poughkeepsie," which 
is one continuous laugh. 
He will be supported by 
Anna Chance. Butler 
Haviland and Alice 
Thornton will present 
the plotless, sobless 
comedy trifle, "At Trou- 
ville," which is based on 
the unfortunate incident 
of a young man who, 
while in bathing, has a 
portion of his attire taken from his bath wagon, and the effort 
he unsuccessfully makes to reach his hotel unobserved. Santly 
and Norton, a pair of entertaining vocalists will introduce also 
a bit of burlesque with a few minutes at the piano. Next week 
will terminate the engagements of Paul Armstrong's one-act 
satire, "Woman Proposes;" Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Crane and 
Milt Collins. It will also be the last of the famous Metropoli- 
tan Opera House prima donna, Mme. Jean Jomelli, who has 

scored a most brilliant triumph. 

• » » 

Children Will Present Opera. — A coming event, in which 
great interest is taken, is the production of Gilbert and Sulli- 
van's ever popular opera, "H. M. S. A. Pinafore," at Sorosis 
Club Hall, 536 Sutter street, by a company of over fifty child- 
ren, under the direction of Mrs. Edgar J. Malmgren and Mrs. 
George Cagwin, on Saturday afternoon, February 13th. The 
opera is to be followed by a dansant, from four to seven. Two 
performances have already been given, for local charity, in 
Marin County, before large and enthusiastic audiences, and 
therefore the little company has been asked to give it in San 

Albert Spalding, Violinist. 

The third reading in the series of Drama Travelogues 

by Josephine L. Caro in the Paul Elder Gallery will be given 
February 11th, at 10:45 in the forenoon. Mrs. Caro will ren- 
der Lenox Robinson's "Patriots," giving us a peep into the 
hearts of Ireland's middle class. 

Mr. Le Boy and Alice Rinaldo, two of the most graceful 

dancers that have been seen in this city, are scoring a huge 
success in their nightly exhibition of the new dances, at Fred 
Solari's Grill, Geary and Mason streets. They also give free 
instructions to the guests of this beautiful restaurant during 
the dansant which is held every night, excepting Sunday. Dur- 
ing one dance each evening, called the "Lucky Dance," a valu- 
able prize is given to one of the ladies participating. 

Rockhurst Center, the California Refuge for Girls at 130 

McAllister street, is a place where a woman in distress is al- 
ways sure of finding a warm Christian heart and a helping 
hand. No institution in San Francisco has done more to as- 
sist young women than this organization. It is an institution in 
which all good citizens are interested, and there should be a 
big attendance at the concert which is scheduled at the Y. M. 
C. A. Auditorium on Friday evening, February 19th, for the 
purpose of raising funds for this very commendable work. 
The great attraction of the entertainment is a violin recital by 
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San Francisco News Letter 

February 6, 1915. 


In the articles of faith of a society girl it is written that she 
must be ever ready to lend her talents to the cause of charity, 
and never in any city of the world have the women responded 
more unsparingly to the demands of the less fortunate. A 
glance at the calendar of any of the women in the smart set 
shows an engagement to enlist aid for the war sufferers of 
Europe; to help in the dollar-a-docrbell campaign of the As- 
sociated Charities; to swell the fund of the Mardi Gras ball for 
the care of the sick at the Children's Hospital; to help in the 
Riding Show for the benefit of People's Place; to aid in bring- 
ing the Child L,.bor Convention to San Francisco by the benefit 
dansant at the Palace on Saturday afternoon. 

One reads of these successful affairs, and unless one has had 
experience in the management, one cannot realize the amount of 
energy, ability, tact, enthusiasm and influence that goes into 
the pot before it begins to bubble like a success. Fortunately 
the eight hour law does not apply to these ventures, or Mrs. 
George Cameron, for example, who is the president of the 
Auxiliary of the Children's Hospital, would never be able to 
bring all the arrangements for the Mardi Gras ball to a success- 
ful conclusion. A day on a job like this would wear out any 
but those inured to the onerous duties of the so-called leisure 

Monday was a typical day for the executive committee of 
the Mardi Gras. A meeting at eleven in the morning to hear 
reports from the various committees; a meeting at twelve with 
the men on the floor committee to settle details of the pageant; 
a hurried luncheon, and then Queen Anne Peters and her 
ladies-in-waiting must be taken to the costumiers for first fit- 
tings, and after a weary hour or two spent in this fashion, Mrs. 
Cameron must return to the Palace Hotel to meet with the 
artists and sculptors of the Exposition, who will add the color 
and charm of novelty to the royal procession; then there are 
letters that must be signed, and is it any wonder that at tea 
time there is a much needed respite? 

All this well organized work is having its effect in the pre- 
liminaries of the big bal masque which is to be staged at the 
Palace Hotel on February 16th. Already the boxes, over 
thirty in number, have been reserved, and the committee is 
trying to figure on the building of additional boxes without in- 
terfering with the floor space. The tickets for admission are 
likewise going like snowflakes before the sun. These tickets 
admit to the floor only, which means that supper reservations 
are extra, and must be made with the hotel management. 

No one is to be allowed on the floor who is not in fancy dress 
costume and in masque. The only exceptions will be made in 
the case of the royal party and the floor committee. The men 
on the floor committee are to wear black satin knickerbockers, 
and it may be that since there was to be this interesting display 
of legs, there was seme feeling among the men about masking 
and leaving in doubt just which pair of legs belonged to whom. 
For example, Ned Greenway is very vain about his shapely ex- 
tremities, and would not like to have them confused with long, 
lean and angular ones like Cheever Cowdins may possess — 
but who knows ? 

At any rate, it is settled that the knickered men are not to 
be masked, and it is likewise settled that there is to be a vise 
committee that will guard the entrance and demand that all 
masks be lifted before the masquerader is allowed to enter. 
A vise committee is supposed to be a check on objectionable 
people getting into the ball, but it is obvious that no committee 
can recognize, or have personal knowledge of every one who 
has the right to enter such a place — but it is less likely to hap- 
pen, argue those who voted for the vise committee. 

A local firm of jewelers has donated the prizes for the best 
dancers — a gold powder case for the woman and a gold cigar- 
ette case for the man. Some one on the committee questioned 
whether a powder box would be the most acceptable gift for 
the fair dancer who conquered the judges. To be sure, dancing 
and powder have a natural attraction for each other — or rather 

dancing naturally attracts powder, more particularly to the 
nose. But there was some question about every dressing table 
being already so well supplied with all the tools of make-up 
that something other than a powder box might be more ac- 

Then up spoke the wisest of the women : "Oh, let's take the 
powder box, and the winner can change it if she likes — it won't 
be engraved. She won't be in the position of a bride I know 
who took down a piece of silver to have her monogram 
scratched off, as she wanted to pass it on as a wedding gift, al- 
though it had been given to her for a wedding present. The 
jeweler said: 'I'm sorry madam, but it can't be done; there 
have already been two erasures on this, and the silver is too 
thin to stand another one'!" 

© © © 
The dinner dansants are pushing the afternoon affairs for 
popularity with the odds on the dinner dansant. The afternoon 
affairs are just as crowded as ever, but the fact that the even- 
ing crowd is in dinner dress, though no one wears ball gowns, 
gives an air of festivity to the night that the afternoon cannot 
quite contrive in spite of artificial light. At the dance at the 
Fairmont the other night the Burlingame crowd was very much 
in evidence, and the women wore the prettiest dinner frocks 
imaginable. Short skirts are still the mode, but very few are 
now wearing them seven inches from the ground, which was 
the length that created a sensation at the beginning of the sea- 
son, when Mrs. Sharon and some of the matrons, as well as the 
debutantes, appeared in this abbreviated skirt. But four inches 
now seems to be the accepted length for dancing frocks, and 
the fullness of the skirts admitting absolute freedom, makes 
four inches a very reasonable concession to comfort, without 
making every gown look like a fancy dress costume. There 
are many women to whom fancy dress, when it takes the form 
of very short skirts, is by no means becoming, and the passing 
of the mode is, on the whole, a happy finale for a style that 
did not add to the general beauty of the passing show. 
© © © 
The Jolliffe girls have leased their home in Broadway for 
the Exposition months, and have taken a smaller apartment, 
as the family will practically consist of Miss Virginia and Miss 
Mary Jolliffe. Miss Frances Jolliffe plans to go to New York 
and later to Europe, where she will gather some material for 
literary work. Miss Harriet Jolliffe has leased a place down 
near Los Altos, and will go in for being a farmerette de luxe. 
If she finds that the experiment on the leased ground pays, she 
will purchase a place and go in for ranching on a bigger scale. 
At present she is very busy with putting in order a charming 
little bungalow which she is building on the place. Miss Jolliffe 
has spent much time at Sobra la Vista, the country place of 
her sister, Mrs. Rudolph Spreckels, and has always taken a 
great interest in the farming side of the estate rather than the 
week-end entertaining, and her determination to have a place 
of her own for an experiment station on the way to going in 
for ranching on a big scale has grown out of her experiences 
at the Sonoma estate of the Spreckels. 
© © © 
Miss Virginia Jolliffe is a guest at Burlingame this week-end, 
having gone down with a number of other belles to the Calico 
Ball which enlivened the Burlingame Club on Friday night of 
this week. Last year a similar affair was given, and it proved 
such a success, the women all enjoying the novelty of wearing 
gingham or calico frocks, and the men looking pleased as 
school boys over being permitted to don outing flannels or 
lounge suits for an evening ball. So it was decided to repeat 
the success this year, and a very capable committee, consisting 
of Mrs. Francis Carolan, Mrs. Eugene Murphy, Mrs. Thomas 
Eastland and Mrs. Gerald Rathbone, had the arrangements in 
charge, which predicated the success of the affair. Very few 
of the houses down the peninsula are closed up permanently for 
the winter, and so many of the young matrons who are in town 
for the winter went down with a motor load of servants a day 
or two before the ball and enjoyed a visit in the country home. 
Those who have not made any pretense of shutting up their 
country homes entertained house parties, and altogether this 
was the liveliest week-end for many a rainy moon. Mrs. Caro- 
lan, Mrs. Fred Kohl, Mrs. William Crocker, Mrs. George Cam- 
eron, Mrs. George Pope, Mrs. Rathbone and others entertained 
at dinner parties preceding the ball. 

February 6, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 


Queen Eleanor Martin, one of the prominent members of 
the Auxiliary of the California Pioneers, was the center of at- 
traction at the annual breakfast held at the Fairmont. She was 
accompanied by Mrs. Henry Dutton, who appeared very chatty 
and sociable. Mrs. Martin did not mingle with the guests, but 
remained in the lobby of the hotel until it was time to enter the 
ballroom. Although Eleanor was scheduled to appear on the 
program to give a talk on "Reminiscent Days," she did not feel 
a bit hurt when the toastmistress did not call upon her. Mrs. 
Martin never speaks in public. Whether she fell asleep before 
the afternoon's entertainment was over, or whether the long 
program tired her, puzzled the guests; at any rate she left 
early. Every one shook hands with Mrs. Martin as she passed 
out. She stopped here and there to talk with an old-time friend, 
and at the Board of Directors' table, she romantically tore off 
an orchid and a tulip, which was part of the table decoration, 
and adorned herself with the blooms. But Mrs. Martin tarried 
the longest at the table where a professional card reader was 
telling fortunes by Chinese cards. Eleanor sat and heard her 
"past, present and future" told her for the first time in her life. 
She made her wish, and the card reader read "Queen" Eleanor. 
She was delighted with the fortune, and when the fortune-teller 
stated that a certain financial deal would prove successful, 
Eleanor was doubly pleased. The seer also assured Mrs. Mar- 
tin that she had a good heart and many friends who loved her. 
After all the good things were said to her, Eleanor tipped the 
fortune teller with several dollars. The seer remarked about 
the pretty hands of Eleanor and her simple, unaffected man- 

© © © 

Every one at the breakfast of the California Pioneers at the 
Fairmont was curious to know whether or not Mrs. Walter 
Graves purchased her new sable coat from a local furrier or 
from abroad. No one could read the yellow satin name-band 
which was inside the coat, as Mrs. Graves did not have her 
exquisite wrap checked like the ordinary "plebes." She walked 
through the crowd in the Ivory Ballroom with the heavy coat 
on, and simply removed it to place it behind her chair. Guests 
criticised the matron for refusing to have her coat checked. 
Surely she was not cold, as the ballroom was very warm. Mrs. 
Graves was one of the handsomest gowned women in the hall. 
Her frock of golden silk with an allover drape of gold thread 
lace trimmed with minx, was stunning. Her picture hat of 
brown velvet, with large plumes and a golden cloth crown, com- 
pleted the make-up. 

© © © 

Society's squabbles are indeed of short duration, although 
there are perhaps countless numbers during the gay social sea- 
son. Some three years ago, before the Piedmont set had defi- 
nitely settled upon its clique for the smart affairs that were to 
be given in upper Piedmont, and when certain leaders were 
combing the social field for names with healthy pocket books, 
with plenty of advertising in the daily papers, there was a feud 
among the Frank Lampson Browns and the William G. Hen- 
shaws. It was all on account of the business affiliations which 
Brown and Henshaw had together. Brown wanted to trim 
Henshaw, and vice versa. Well, the young ladies of the two 
wealthy families, who were so very chummy and had always 
been the warmest friends, moved in the same circles and enter- 
tained for each other lavishly. But, alas and alack, after the 
business feud the girl's friendship was interrupted, and when 
they would meet at social functions, they would give a most 
frigid bow; nay, in many cases they would go so far as to 
turn their backs upon one another. Katherine Brown was the 
only daughter in the Brown household. She is now Mrs. Thorn- 
ton White. But now everything is serene. At the function 
given by Mrs. Thornton White in her palatial home in Piedmont 
last week, Mrs. Charles Keeney, formerly Florence Henshaw, 
and Mrs. Alia Chickering, also a Henshaw, were all in the re- 
ceiving line at the big tea. What wonders society performs. 
© © 8 

Since the death of her husband, the late Baron Von Hoch- 
stetter, Mrs. Von Hochstetter has dropped her title and is just 
plain "Mrs." Every one wanted to know who the charming 
blonde was in widow's weeds at the annual breakfast given by 
the Auxiliary of the California Pioneers at the Fairmont last 
Saturday. The Baroness was clad in the deepest mourning, as 
I believe the Baron died in July. She wore a small mourning 
hat with high folds of broad ribbon which formed a sort of 

chasm. It fit snugly on the head. Just a narrow strip of white 
crepe was visible against her very blonde, waved hair. The 
mourning veil which fell in folds below her waistline, was, of 
course, net, with three broad bands of black ribbon. It was 
carefully attached to the modish chapeau. She rushed from 
ihe dressing room to the dining room several times during the 
course of the repast, and each time comments were passed con- 
cerning her regalia. One of our matrons said: "It's a pity to 
wear mourning that way." The Baroness has a beautiful baby 
boy, who during the meal hour made good use of the ivory ball- 
room. He was placed in care of one of the hotel maids, who 
sought to amuse him as though he were in his own nursery at 
home. The baby was the center of attraction in the ballroom. 
That the Baroness has a distinct preference for California wines 
was demonstrated when she asked the waiter if there would be 
liquor with a "kick" in it. The waiter replied, "There will be 
'punch' without a stick." The Baroness commented, "Not even 
California wines at a function so strictly Calif ornian! I think 
we should boost our Californian wines during the Fair year, 
anyway." She contented herself with the delicious sweet 
punch, and enjoyed it, only leaving the "peals" of the orange in 
the glass. The Baroness was real thirsty, I guess, for she swal- 
lowed several glasses, even without the "kick." Her mother, 
Mrs. Wilson, was also anxious regarding the liquor, and voiced 
the sentiment of her daughter. The mother was gowned in a 
snugly fitting waist with an up-to-date skirt. It looked as 
though Mrs. Wilson made the gown, as the black lace was 
carelessly draped over white. Her hips were made extremely 
prominent by the style of the tight "1840" waist. 
© © © 
Everything points to a very large attendance at the "the 
dansant" to be given at the Palace Hotel this (Saturday) af- 
ternoon, between the hours of four and seven o'clock, for the 
purpose of raising funds for the Child Labor Convention and 
Exhibit in San Francisco. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Crane, those 
favorite dancers, have signified their intention of dropping in 
for a while, and Mrs. Lee Rubens, who has the affair in charge, 
is more than pleased at the support by San Francisco society 
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BENSON-PECK.— Mr. and Mrs. John C. Benson announce the engage- 
ment of their second daughter. Miss Patricia Carolina Benson, to 
Charles M. Peck of Oakland. Mr. Peek is a son of James F. Peck. 
He graduated from Washington Lee with the class of 1913. and since 
then has been actively engaged in the practice of the law. Miss Ben- 
son is one of the leaders of the younger set of Oakland. The wedding 
will take place next fall. 

SPRECKLES-WAKEFIELD.— Mrs. John D. Spreckels, Jr., is to become 
the bride of Frank Wakefield. Although the announcement of the be- 
trothal has not been formally made, nor the date of the wedding 
agreed upon, Mrs. Spreckels and Mr. Wakefield found an opportunity 
to make known their secret to their more intimate friends at a quiet 
social affair at the Washington street home of Mr. and Mrs. John A. 
McNear Tuesday evening. Mrs. Jack Spreckels is the daughter of 
the late Willard V. Huntington, brother of millionaire Henry E. 
Huntington ol .Los Angeles, and has returned recently from abroad. 

DABNY-HOGAN. — Miss Helen Dabny became the bride of Thomas Slo- 
gan, Jr., Tuesday evening at a pretty ceremony at the Webster 
street home of her mother, Mrs. A. R. L'abney. The bride was given 
in marriage by her mother and attended by Miss Hazel Ingels as 
maid of honor, and Misses Etta Schrock and Marguerite Black as 
bridesmaids. Frank I Jail as best man and William H. Fillmore and 
Reginald Marshall as ribbon bearers completed the wedding party. 
After the ceremony an elaborate wedding supper was served at small 
tables scattered throughout the house. At the bride's table, which 
was adorned with yellow-shaded candelabra and fluffy tulle, were 
seated Mr. and Mrs. Edward Shelden of San Francisco. Mr. and Mrs. 
William H. Fillmore. Miss I lazel Ingels, Miss Etta Schrock, Miss Mar- 
guerite Black, Miss Rosalie Ogden, Miss Helen Downey, Robert 
Sharon. Russell Cooley, Alfred Gelderman, Reginald Marshall. Frank 
Hall, and the bride and bridegroom. After the supper the couple de- 
parted on their honeymoon, which will include a tour of Southern 
MULLALLY-NORTON.-Thu wedding ol' Mary Clare Mullally. daughter 
of the late Rev. Francis P. Mullally, L>. D., ami Elizabeth Keith Ad- 
ger of Pelham, and Benjamin Vernor Norton, son of Mrs. Edward 
Kingsley Norton of New Canaan, Conn., was solemnized at the Hu- 
guenot Memorial Church, Pelham Manor, N. Y., last Wednesday after- 
noun. The bride was given away by her brother, Wm. T. Mullally. 
Her attendants were her sister, Miss Susan D. A. Mullally, and Mrs. 
Wm. B. Rankine, sister of the groom. The best man was George S. 
Chappell. The ushers were Thomas D. Clarke, Jr., John C. Green- 
leaf, Mandeville Mullally. E. Seton Post, J. McLean Walton, all of New 
York, and A. Howie tt Durston of Syracuse. After the wedding a 
reception was held at the home of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Norton 
left for a trip to the Bahamas and other southern points. The bride 
is a sister of Thornwell Mullally of this city. 


BELL. — Miss Katherine MacAdam was the complimented guest Thursday 
afternoon ,:t a tea given on board the U. S. S. Oregon. Ensign R. E. 
Bell was the host. Dancing was enjoyed on the quarter-deck, and 
refreshments were served in the wardroom. 

1 1 1 N CENGTON. — On Thursday Mrs. Mary A. Huntington and Miss Marion 
Huntington entertained some Of their friends at a tea at their home 
on Maple street, giving the affair as a courtesy to Miss Vesta Read, 
who is to be married 10 John Partridge a week from Thursday, and 
Miss Elizabeth Bull, the fiancee of Noble Hamilton. 

LANGSTRuTH. -Mrs. Lovell Langstroth was hostess at a tea on Friday 
afternoon in honor of the debutantes of this winter. 

LINLLEY. — Mrs. William Shea was the guest of honor at a tea which 
Miss Josephine Lindley gave on Tuesday. 

I i :i\'Xl>YER. — Richard Pennoyer, who has recently returned from abroad, 
will greet his friends at a 4 o'clock tea Sunday afternoon at his 
home in Oakland. A score ot friends, residing on this side of the bay, 
have been invited to the affair. 

VAN BERGEN. — Miss Rhoda Pickering was the guest of honor at a bridge 
tea given Wednesday afternoon by Mrs. Edgar Van Bergen. The 
affair was informal, and took place at the hostess' home on Green 

WHITE. — Mrs. Lovell White was hostess at a very charming tea on 
Wednesday afternoon from four to seven at her home, 2245 Sacra- 
mento street. It was planned in honor of Uie members of the Cali- 
fornia Club and the members of the Outdoor League of Mill Valley. 

WRIGHT. — Miss Madeleine Campbell was the guest of honor at a tea 
over which Miss Alfreda Wright presided Tuesday afternoon at the 
Oakland Hotel. Miss Campbell's marriage to Erie Baiter will be an 
event of this month. February IGUi being the date set. 


CASTLE.- Mis. Neville Castle entertained the young friends of her 
daughter, Mrs. Robina Henry, at a luncheon at her home in Jackson 
street Wednesday. 

DARLING.— Mrs. Clara Darling was hostess Wednesday at a luncheon 
which she gave at the Francisca Club. 

DARLING. — Mrs. John Bidwell of Chlco was the guest of honor at a lunch- 
eon given by Mrs. Clara Darling Friday afternoon. This pleasurable 
affair was held at the hostess' home on Clay street. 

KING'S DAUGHTERS.— The twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of 
the King's Daughters was celebrated with an elaborate luncheon 
Wednesday afternoon at the home of Miss Alice Griffeth on Pacific 
avenue. Spring flowers were used in the adornment of the house. 
The guests included a number of the Original members of this organi- 
zation, one of the oldest societies founded In the interest of charity in 
this city. 

NICKEL. — Miss Beatrice Nickel entertained a group of girls informally 
at luncheon Monday at the St. Francis Hotel. 

M<M >RE. — Admiral Baron Shigeto Dewa, who arrived in San Francisco 
on the Chiyo Maru Monday with several aides, as the Mikado's official 
representative to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, was 
the guest of honor at a luncheon tendered the members of his party 
by President Charles C. Moore and the exposition directorate at the 
Palace Motel Wednesday. 

WHITE.— Mrs. Asa White of Piedmont gave a luncheon and theatre party 
Monday, with Miss Madeleine Campbell as guest of honor. 

BURLESON. — Miss Florence Burleson was dinner hostess on Friday even- 
ing, afterwards attending the Assembly Ball with her guests. 

CHENERY. — Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Chenery were host and hostess at din- 
ner on Friday evening at the St. Francis. 

CHESTER. — Mr. and Mrs. George Randolph Chester were the guests of 
honor at an elaborate dinner Sunday evening at the Sequoia Club. 

FOTTRELL. — Miss Emily Fottrell was dinner hostess Friday evening at 
her home, with her guests attending the Assembly Chinese ball at 
Scottish Rite Hall. 

GOODHEART. — Mr. Goodheart was dinner host to fourteen guests at 
the Believue Motel last Sunday evening. 

FREEMAN.— Mr. and Mrs. J. Eugene Freeman gave a delightful dinner 
at their home on Friday evening. 

HOBART. — Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hobart were hosts at a dinner party at 
Hotel St. Francis on Friday night, taking their guests afterward t<> 
the dance of the Wednesday Club. 

KLINK. — Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Klink entertained some of their friends 
Friday evening at an informal dinner at their home In Lyon street. 

LA BOTTEAUX.— Mrs. William H. La Boyteaux entertained Friday even- 
ing at the St. Francis Hotel preceding the dance given by the Wed- 
nesday Night Club. 

LANGSTROTH.— Dr. and Mrs. Lovell Langslroth will give an Informal 
dinner this Saturday evening at their home on California street. 

]\L\ILLARD. — Miss Marian Lee Maillard was dinner hostess on Wednes- 
day evening preceding the dance given by Mrs. Berry at the Centura 

MANNING. — The Misses Dorothy and Eleanor Manning were dinner 
hostesses at their home on Friday evening, afterwards attending the 
Assembly ball. 

MARTIN, — Mrs. Eleanor Martin entertained at dinner at her home, pre- 
ceding the concert that Mr. Hillman gave at the St. Francis Hotel. 

MASTEN. — Miss Eugenie Masten entertained at dinner on Friday evening 
at her home. 

MATSON. — Captain and Mrs. William Matson were hosts at dliuiei on 
Friday evening, when they entertained in compliment to Commis- 
sioner Richard Bemstrom of Sweden. The affair took place in the 
Red Room at the Bohemian Club. 

MIERE. — The Misses Lloyd and Hildreth Miere entertained at dlnnei ;it 
their home on Friday, preceding the Assembly ball. 

STONE Y. — Miss Florence Stoney entertained several guests at dinner 
at her home on Friday evening preceding the Assembly Ball, 

THOKNE, — Mr. and Mrs. I. Walton Thorne were dinner hosts on Wed- 
nesday evening, entertaining informally at their home on Broderlck 
street. Their guests were Messrs. and Mesdames Leonard Chenery 
imt Charles Farquharson. 

TOBIN. — Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Tobin gave a dinner party on Wednes- 
day preceding the ball which Mrs. Berry gave at Century Club. 

van WINKLE.— Miss Evelyn Van Winkle entertained Friday evening at 
dinner preceding the Assembly ball. 


koLI'H, JR. — Mrs. James Rolph Jr., observe. 1 her usual monthly at home 
on Wednesday afternoon. 


MOORE. — A bridge party was given Thursday afternoon at the Town and 
Country Club, Mrs. George A. Moore of Ross being hostess. 

MONDAY EVENING CLUB.— The first meeting of the Monday evening 
Club was held Monday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William 
Mayo Newhall at Green and Scoit streets, and was attended by 
about two hundred and fifty guests. At the conclusion of the myo- 
gram supper was enjoyed. 


WHITE.— Mrs. Lovell White and Mrs. Ralston White received their 
friends at a large reception at the home of the former Wednesdaj af- 
ternoon. The members of the woman's Board of the Panama Pacific 
international Exposit'mn and many <>i tin- visiting foreign commis- 
sioners were entertained as guests of honor. 

HILLMAN. — A concert was arranged by Jack Hillman in the ball room 
of the St. Francis on Wednesday evening, a large and fashioi 
house partaking of the esthetic diversion. 

February 6, 1915. 

and California Advertise! 



McGAW. — Mr. and -Mrs. John McGa^a gave a housewarrnlng dance on 
Wednesday night at their home on Russian Hill In honor of their 
beautiful recently completed home \i s< v-nty guests attended. 


BEAN.— Mrs. Barton Bean entertained guests at the St, Francis on 

Monday at the Dansant. 
BUTLER.— air. Vincent Butler entertained a number of debutante and 

their escorts at the St. Francis Dansant Monday. 
HA.YNE. — Mrs, Robin Hayne entertained a number of her Country Club 

friends at the St. Francis dansant Monday. 
IIFNSHAW. — Mrs. Frederick Henshaw entertained at one of the largest 

parties Monday afternoon at the dansant at the St. Francis. 
LONG.— Mrs. Oscar Fltzalan Long was hostess at the St. Francis Mon- 
day afternoon to a number of her friends. 
LOW Fit V. —Stuart I-.owe.ry entertained at the dinner dance Tuesday at 

the Fairmont, having about twenty guests. 
MARTIN.— Mrs. Walter S. Martin entertained friends at the dansant at 

the St. Francis Monday. 
McNEAR. — Mrs. Frederick McNear had a group of friends at the St. 

Francis dansant on Monday. 
NEWB1LL. — Major Willard Newbill was host to several of his friends at 

the St. Francis dansant Monday. 
VAN SICKLEN. — Frederick Van Sicklen entertained Tuesday at the 

Fairmont in honor of some of the belles at whose home he haa 

been guest. 
WRIGHT. — Mrs. J. W. Wright entertained a party of twelve at the dinner 

dance at the Fairmont on Tuesday, with Miss Augusta Foute as guest 

of honor. 

PALACE HOTEL. — A large attendance is anticipated for the dansant at 

the Palace this Saturday afternoon, given to aid in financing the 

National Child Labor Convention. 


BURLINGAME COUNTRY CLUB.— A "Gingham Dance" was given by 
the ladies of the Burlingame Country Club on Friday evening this 
week, many pleasant dinners preceding the affair. 

BERRY. — Mrs. Jesse Patton Berry gave a delightful dance on Wednesday 
evening, same being held at the Century Club, and having as guest 
of honor Miss Dorothy Berry. 

FICKERT. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fiekert will entertain a coterie of 
friends at a dancing party to he given this Saturday evening at their 
home on Creen street. 

GRANT. — The home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Grant on Broadway was 
the scene of an enjoyable affair Friday evening, when they enter- 
tained at a dinner dance. Mr. and Mrs. Grant passed the summer 
and fall at their Burlingame home, Mrs. Grant later going East, 
where her daughters, Misses Josephine and Edith, are attending 
school. She returned to be at Burlingame during the Christmas holi- 
days, and did not again take possession of her home in San Fran- 
cisco until very recently, at the conclusion of another brief visit in 
New York. 

HOTEL SOMERTON.— Last Saturday evening at the Hotel Somerton e 
delightfully successful dance was given by Mrs. W. F. Morris and 
Mr. Thomas Wilson. 

McGAW.— Mr. and Mrs. John McQaw entertained at an informal dancing 
party Wednesday evening. Their attractive new home on 

street was decorated with woodwardia ferns, pink earns tl and 

spring flowers. 

MORTON.— On Wednesday night. Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Morton 

tained their dancing club at their home. Being the final assembly, a 
full attendance was present. 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLUB.— The Wednesday Night Club 

lightful "extra" dame on Friday evening at the St, Francis. This club 
Is made up largely of the married set. young matrons and their hus- 
bands who used to be the debutante set of the Greenway pari 

WILLIAMS-ROBINSi >N Miss Bernadette Williams and Miss Alma Rob- 
inson united in entertaining about three hundred of their friends at 
the Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda Oil B) lay night. 


COTTMAN. — : Admiral V. L, Cottman i retlri d) and Mrs. Cottm 

guests at the Hotel SommertOn, ffher€ they are planning to remain 

during the spring months. 
HAMILTON.- -Allen Hamilton haa fter an 

absen< i U months In the Hawaiian Islands. 

,:■■. i ; :o. —Lieutenant and Mrs. Robert L [rvlni are being accorded a 

W arm by their many friends in this city. Lieutenant Irvine 

is stationed on the United stars steamer Or< 

KELHAM M. H. Kelham has arrived in San Francisco from her 

m Boston, and is the guest o( Mr. and Mrs. George B. Kelham 
at then i ■ treet. 

KOHL.— Mr. and Mrs. C. Frederick Kohl and Mrs. Godey returned U 

from a visit to the Exposition in San DtegO. 
MURPHY.— Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Murphy are home again after a three 

months' absence. 
Nl'TTALl ..— Mine Sella Nuttall is in San Francisco from her homo in the 
City of Mexico as the guest of Mrs. J. K. R. Nuttall. 

\. -The Honorable J. A. Robertson. Commissioner from 

1, Australia, to the Panama-Pacific Exposition, and his 

daughter. Miss Marjorle, arrived Wednesday by the liner Sonoma. 

WHITTKl.l. Mr. and Mrs. George Whittell returned Tuesday afternoon 

to their heme on Sacramento street, after two months In the 

WRIGHT. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Irving Wright, who have been residing 

nis for the past three years, arrived in San P e first 

part of the Week. They have leased an attractive house on Waring 
street, Berkeley. 

Wll.cox.— Mrs. C. B. Wilcox and Miss Claire Wilcox, prominent society 
folk of i. Ore are guesta at the St. Francis Hotel. 

BISBEE. — Miss Aileen Bisbee haa gone to New York, planning to visit 

friends there until March. 
CLARK-ANDJBRSON.— Mr. and Mrs. Warren Dearborn Clark and Mr. and 

Mrs. Frank B. Anderson departed Saturday for San Diego, where they 

are visiting the Exposition. 
m iAN. — Mrs. Alfred Holman and her attractive daughter, Miss Helen 

Holman, have gone to Santa Barbara for a few weeks* visit. 
HOLMES. — Mr. and Mrs. E. Edward Holmes have returned to their home 

in Belvedere, after an enjoyable visit in San Francisco. 
MILLER.— Mr. and Mrs. C. O. G. Miller and Miss Leslie Miller left this 

week for Los Angeles for a several weeks' stay. 
McCORMICK. — Charles McCormick left the latter part of this week for 

Portland on a business trip. He will be absent a week or ten days. 
SGMERS. — Mr. and Mrs. Frank Somers left Saturday for Southern Cali- 
fornia. Their objective point will be Coronado. 
SOULS.— Mrs. Charles C. Soule, wife of Lieutenant Soule of the United 

States Navy, left Saturday for Olympia, Wash. 
WHEELER. — Mrs. Roy Bishop has accompanied her parents, Mr. and Mrs. 

Thomas Wheeler to Pasadena, to remain south for a few weeks. 


BLISS, JR. — Mr. and Mrs. George W. Bliss, Jr., who since their marriage 
have been at their ranch near Merced, are planning to come to San 
Francisco for a short visit, and will be here for the Mardi Gras ball. 

BRESSE. — Mrs. Eugene Bresse, who has been in New York during the 
winter, will return about the middle of this month, and will take 
possession of her home on Washington street. 

FRANKLIN. — Mrs. Walter Scott Franklin will entertain at tea on the 
afternoon of February 12th at the Fairmont. 

DERRICK. — Mr. and Mrs. William H. Crocker are expecting to entertain 
as their guests Mr. and Mrs. Myron T. Herriek. formerly United 
States Ambassador to France, when they visit the Panama-Pacific 
International Exposition. Since returning to the United States Mr. 
Herriek has been living quietly at his home in Cleveland. Ohio. 

JANSEN. — Mrs. Fred Bromley Jansen and her son, Fred, Jr., have 
leased their home at Scott and Washington streets, for the Exposi- 
tion year, and are spending a few weeks with the Carl Martins in 
Forest Hill. Later they shall remove to California and Laguna 

KKEFE— Mrs. Edward Keefe has issued cards for a bridge tea on Feb- 
ruary 17th. 

KINCA1D. — Miss Dorothy Kincaid is the guest of Mrs. Phoebe Hearst at 
her home near Pleasanton. 

MBTCATjF. — Mr. and Mrs. Victor H. Metcalf will be hosts at an elaborate 
dinner the evening of February 13th. at their home in Oakland, when 
their guests will include a number from this side of the bay as well 
as from Oakland and Piedmont. After dinner the entire party will 
attend the dance that will be given at the Oakland Hotel for the 
benefit of the orphanage and home for aged women which the Ladies' 
Relief Corps of Oakland maintains. 

PASMORE. — Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bickford Pasmore and the Misses Pas- 
more will give a reception on Sunday to meet Mrs. Olga Steeb Keefer, 
the talented 'cellist. 

SPALDING.— One of the enjoyable dances scheduled for next week is that 
at which Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Baker Spalding will preside. It will 
take place on the evening of February 11th at their home in Jackaon 

SESNON. — Mr. and Mrs William T. Beanon and their I 

into their new home on l i tnd expecl to be enl 

setlted before the opening of the Exposition. 


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San Francisco News Letter 

February 6, 1915. 

Fashion's Fads and Frills 

The people of the East are now preparing for the annual 
trip to the South or to California. For these migrators the 
shopkeepers display the first straw hats of the season. 

The hats to be seen mostly at the present time are, of 
course, forerunners of what we "stay-at-homes" will wear in 
the late Spring and Summer. The majority are of silk, with 
an underfacing of straw, or silk trimmed with a band of straw. 
In many cases the crowns of the hats are of silk, while the 
brims may be of straw. The all-straw hats are mostly of a 
rough, coarse straw and trimmed with grosgrain ribbon. 

Small hats, like the small sailors, Scotch kepis, miniature 

tricones and turbans, are 
the order of the day. The 
torpedo turban is among 
the novelties, made long 
with a crease front and 
back. A striking model is 
made of barn-yard straw 
and shaped similarly to a 
four-cornered box. The 
top of the hat is slightly 
lifted, like the lid of a box, 
showing a bunch of ribbon 
protruding. A bow of ribbon 
on the lid, ending in long 
streamers completes the 

The latest hats show a 
strong preference for ribbon 
trimming, usually disposed 
in bows and streamers, 
and again gathered and 
shirred. They are some- 
times looped around the 
crown of a hat in loops the 
size of a cartridge, thus 
forming a cartridge belt 
around the crown. 

The English, so-called 
"pill-box" hats are to be 
seen as well as others with 
a raised crown. These vie 
in popularity with some 
flat shapes, one inelegantly 
called in the trade the 
"fried egg" shape. 

As a concession to the 
military spirit are hats 
similar to the Scotch kepi 
and others in imitation of 
the French infantry cap, 
made up in red silk with a 
small shield; the crown 
tapers and is dented in on 
one side, with gold braid 
embroidered on the top. 

Another military hat, a 
cross between the French 
police bonnet and the Aus- 
trian infantry cap, is made 
with a peak in front, where the only trimming consists of a 
brass button. 

Of the suits to travel in, and for general wear, covert is 
shown first and last. The semi-fitting jacket with long, pointed 
fronts and pockets set well down in the points is among the 
favorites of those shown. There is also a smart short jacket 
which has a wide belt placed on the upper part of the jacket 
with a high waistline, the lower edge of the belt coming to the 
nopal waistline of the figure. With these jackets are worn 
skirts which flare at the lower edge ; they are cut circular, two 
or three-piece, and not long ago I saw a skirt which had'nine 
gores to its credit. 

Many skirts are made with a yoke which is close-fitting over 
the hips and with the lower section of the skirt put onto the 
yoke without a gather or a wrinkle. Other skirts are made 


Covert Cloth Dress on Moyen 
Age Lines 

with an upper and a lower section, the upper section close- 
fitting, while the lower section is made so that the flare at the 
lower edge is decided. 

The dresses which are on the moyen age order still 
hold sway among the tall and lithesome figures, to whom it is 
especially becoming. The model which I have used for my 
first illustration is a frock designed on the long moyen age lines. 
The waist reaches from the shoulders to a low hipline on the 
sides, while the front panel of the skirt reaches up and be- 
comes the front panel of the waist as well. A narrow belt 
is worn loosely around the waist, defining the normal waistline. 
The material of this dress 
is the very fashionable cov- 
ert cloth trimmed at the 
V-neck and sleeves with 
r arrow bands of beaver. 

The jumper models are 
both practical and smart, 
and are a method of devel- 
oping a dress which will af- 
ford many changes in the 
way of various guimpes of 
silk, of net, or of chiffon. 
In many cases the suita- 
bility of this dress for sim- 
ple or more elaborate oc- 
casions being supplied by 
the guimpe. 

The model illustrated 
shows the latest mode in 
jumper dresses. The full, 
flaring skirt is of the new 
large check, which is so 
much seen among the new 
frocks which are the fore- 
runners of the spring styles 
in navy blue and white. 
The jumper is of plain ma- 
terial, matching the blue of 
the check, high on the skirt 
in front and low in the 
back. With this is worn a 
guimpe of buckskin-colored 
crepe de Chine. 

Taffeta is a material 
which holds a strong place 
among the up-to-date ma- 
terials. It is to be seen in 
various new effects, dimly 
watered like moire silk, 
changeable and in cross- 
bar and dotted effects. It 
is very queer, however, that 
more of the taffeta is used 
for evening dresses than 
for the afternoon frocks. 

A stunning dress of white The Fashionable Jumper Dress 
cross-bar taffeta caught my in a New Development 

eye the other day in one of 

the very smart shop windows. The skirt, full and rippling, is 
bound on a heavy cable cord. On each side, from waistline 
to_ hipline, is a yoke effect outlined with iridescent spangles and 
trimmed with a motif of spangles and pearl strands. The bod- 
ice is cut low and square; the front is wrinkled, while the back 

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is cut with ends which cross and are draped to the shoulders, 
where they are held with a pearl-and-spangle motif. The short 
sleeves are of white maline. 

The shops are showing many short-waisted dresses, espec- 
ially for evening wear — little gowns with waists which reach 
just below the bust and long skirts with very little trimming. 
They are very similar to the gowns worn in Josephine's time, 
and yet conform enough to the fulness of skirt, which is the 
new vogue, to keep them from being as clinging as the gowns 
of those days, and they are far from being as low. 

A charming little model which I saw this morning was made 
of deep blue taffeta. The waist was very short, with a round- 
ing low neck, which showed the tips of the shoulders, and was 
finished with a frill of the silk. The sleeves were short, puffed 
sleeves, also finishing with a frill of the same. The skirt was 
set about the waist with a heading of itself, which was a frill 
about an inch deep. The only color on the dress was a garland 
of tiny deep pink rose buds, which clambered through the in- 
tricacies of the frills on skirt, sleeves and waist. 


The demand for advertising space in the Alphabetical Index 
System for telephone subscribers, which is being put out by 
Rowell & Rose, Nevada Bank building, has been phenomenal, 
and the demand for this new convenience by business firms has 
exceeded all expectations. The convenience of this device can 
scarcely be realized by those who have never before used an 
index in the telephone book. It enables the user to turn at once 
to the name desired, and a number can be obtained in less than 
one-half the time formerly required. The advertising feature 
appeals very strongly to the large establishments which are 
accustomed to national advertising. The vice-president of one 
of the large tire companies recently visited this Coast, and 
when his attention was called to the advertising feature of the 
Index, he became so enthusiastic that, although all the adver- 
tising funds of his firm had been used up, he forthwith signed 
a contract for space with the remark that if the directors of his 
concern did not approve of it he would pay for the advertise- 
ment out of his personal funds. Some business people make 
the great mistake of trying to curtail advertising expenses 
when times are dull. Advertising is at all times as necessary 
as is the office rent or the clerk's salary. And when a new and 
attractive advertising medium is offered, the shrewd business 
man hastens to buy space in advance of his competitors. With 
the opening of the Exposition close at hand, no business man in 
San Francisco can afford to neglect any good opportunity to ad- 
vertise his business. The Index offers a rare opportunity for 

Something new has been launched at Techau Tavern, 

where originality is always in evidence. This latest attraction 
is the "Candy Dance,'' which takes place every evening in the 
week except Sundays. It is the "real candy" which gives 
these dances their name, and takes the form of beautiful and 
costly boxes containing the choicest confectionery produced by 
Foster & Orear, of 137 Grant avenue, and presented as sou- 
venirs to the ladies. Wednesday evenings are even more at- 
tractive than other nights, and are known at the Tavern as 
Carnival nights, when fun-making souvenirs are presented to 
all, and a spirit ot gaiety holds sway. 

The Board of Christian Education of the Diocese of 

California will give two interesting illustrated lectures in the 
chapel of Grace Cathedral, the first, at which Professor H. R. 
Fairclough of Stanford University will lecture, to take place 
on Monday evening, February 8th, and the second, when 
Bishop Wm. Ford Nichols will deliver the lecture, on Monday 
evening, February 15th, at eight o'clock. 

The New Vienna Cafe at 171 O'Farrell street, as re- 
modeled and decorated under the capable management of F. B. 
Galindo, is now one of the most attractive cafes in the West and 
one of the leading in San Francisco. The interior of this popu- 
lar cafe has been given an exquisite treatment of cream and 
gold colors, and it looks like a little fairyland where it is a 
real pleasure to dine. As an after-theatre cafe it is unsur- 
passed, cuisine and service being of the most excellent. 

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Announces the Inauguration of 'Dancing in the 

110SE %OOM 

Weekday fivenings 

Dinner and Supper a la Carte. Dancing at 5V}'ne 
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Bellevue Hotel 

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Table d'Hote Dinners— Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays 

$1.25 per Plate with Wine 

Informal Dinner Dansant Thursdays 

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San Francisco News Letter 

February 6, 1915. 

i s insvm™ 

The annual meeting and banquet of the San Francisco Life 
Underwriters' Association, held on the evening of January 28th, 
at Tait's Cafe, was one of the most notable in its history, both 
in point of attendance and the important matters coming be- 
fore that body for its consideration. Most of the evening's 
program was devoted to the consideration of ways and means 
for the entertainment and greeting of the many visitors who 
have signified an intention to visit San Francisco during the 
progress of the World's Insurance Congress Events, and there 
was much enthusiasm displayed in consequence. Retiring 
President Matson in his address stated that both numerically 
and financially the association was in a more prosperous con- 
dition than at any previous date in its history, and that the 
record of the past twelve months proved that his administra- 
tion had been a working rather than a talking administration. 

Among the things accomplished, apart from the material ad- 
vance made in membership and finances were : First — The win- 
ning of the Pacific Coast Membership Champion Cup; second, 
Ranking of the Association from one of the smaller to tenth in 
point of membership; third, The sending of the largest delega- 
tion that has ever gone from the Pacific Coast to the 25th an- 
nual convention of the National body; fourth, The securing of 
the 26th annual convention of the National Association at San 
Francisco; fifth, The launching of a project which has resulted 
in the formation of the strongest insurance club in the nation, 
embracing members from all the various branches of the busi- 

The officers elected for the present year were H. R. Hunter, 
Pacific Mutual, President; Leon B. Messier, West Coast Life, 
vice-president; Gordon W. Hay, Mutual Life, secretary and 
treasurer. Executive Committee — R. L. Stephenson, 0. 0. 
Orr, W. A. Wann and F. M. Stolp. 

* * * 

The annual report for 1914 just issued by the Pacific Mutual 
Life Insurance Company shows that this organization is in a 
very prosperous condition and made remarkable progress dur- 
ing the twelve months covered by the statement. New life in- 
surance issued and paid for during 1914 amounted to $22,805,- 
828, and the total life insurance now in force reaches the very 
considerable figure of $154,525,447. The company's assets 
total $32,604,612.25, marking a gain for 1914 over 1913 of 
$3,266,460.26. The cash income for 1914 was $9,506,116.05, 
and $1,876,579.49 was collected in accident premiums during 
the year. Total payments to policyholders (life and accident) 
amounted to $3,690,791.83, and the total reserves held for 
policyholders swelled to $27,590,612.63. The average interest 
on mean invested assets was 6.23 per cent. 

* * * 

Clarence M. Smith, manager for California of the North- 
western Mutual Life Insurance Company, recently addressed 
the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco on the subject of 
"The Real Idea of Life Insurance." This he claimed to be 
co-operation. "The great majority of insurance policies," he 
said, "is taken up by poor people, and the average policy sel- 
dom exceeds $2,500. Fire and marine insurance are both 
purely commercial, life insurance, with the exception of the en- 
dowment feature, is not commercial, and the imposition of 
heavy taxes upon the life insurance companies indirectly works 
a hardship upon the poor." 

* * * 

Henry Lund, one of the oldest insurance brokers in San 
Francisco, having been engaged in business since 1866, has re- 
tired from active participation in the business, and will be suc- 
ceeded by his son, Henry Lund, Jr., who has been associated 
with his father for many years under the firm name of Henry 
Lund & Company. 

* * * 

The Home Life has appointed J. B. Metzler general agent for 
Oregon, with headquarters in the Northwestern Bank building, 
Portland. Metzler was formerly agency organizer for the West- 
ern States in Oregon. 

Although strong opposition is being made to the measure, it 
is probable that the recommendation of the California Indus- 
trial Accident Commission that farm employees and domestic 
servants, who are now exempt from the Workmen's Compensa- 
tion Act, be placed within its provisions will receive favorable 
consideration from the present Legislature, as it is known that 
Governor Johnson is behind the amendment. 

* * * 

Insurance Commissioner Phelps of California is considering 
the application for license of the California Compensation Co., 
which is being organized by Marshall Frank, formerly promi- 
nently connected with the Pacific Coast Casualty Company. 

* * * 

R. E. Oelmann, former office man for the New Zealand under 
Manager Folger, has been promoted to a special agency for the 
bay counties with headquarters at San Francisco. 

* * * 

Actuary S. H. Wolfe has been engaged at the company's re- 
quest to make an examination of the affairs of the Pacific Coast 
Casualty Company in behalf of the California Insurance De- 

* * * 

C. H. Sternberg has been appointed general agent of the 
California State Life for Washington, with headquarters at 
Seattle. Sternberg has been operating for the company in Cali- 
fornia and Nevada. 

* * * 

Returns received by some of the larger agencies indicate 
that companies operating in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon, 
Washington, Idaho and British Columbia, will lose heavily 
through last year's experience, the loss ratio in individual in- 
stances running as high as eighty-five per cent. 

* * « 

The American Bankers' Life of Chicago has made applica- 
tion for a California license. 

f863 1915 


Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. 

Capital $1,500,000 Assets, $10,000,000 


California and Santome Streets, San Francisco, California. 

Pacific Coast Casualty Company 

(Best In the West) 

Employers' Liability. General Liability, Teams, Elevator. Workmen's 
Collective, Vessels. Automobile. Burglary, Plate Glass, Accident and 
Health Insurance. Fidelity and Surety Bonds. 

T. L. Miller, President; L. B. Hoge, General Manager Accident and 
1 lealth Department. 

Head Office — Merchants' Exchange Building, San Francisco. 

The Connecticut Fire Ins. Co. 




The Insurance Exchange, San Francisco 

Benjamin J. Smith, Manager Guy Francis, Asst. Manager 

The West Coast Life Ins. Co. 

A strong, well managed institution; organized under the rigid Insurance 
laws of California. Its policy forms are clear and explicit, and define and 
guard the interests of policy-holders as do those of no other company. 
Ask any agent, or write the company for sample of policy forms. 

The Home Insurance Company 

Organized 1853 

Insurance on personal effects of tourists and ten ourners any- 
where in United States, I anade and Mexico, Insurance igatn I losi b 
fire. Automobile Insurance; rndemnlty for loss of rental income 03 Art 

H. L. ROFF. General Agent. .1. .1. SHBAHAN, Ass'1 Gem 
324 Sansome Street, San Francisco, Cal. 

February 6, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 


By R. R. l'Hommedieu. 

Entries for the Big Events 

Chairman Hughson of the Exposition Racing Committee an- 
nounces that the entry lists for the Vanderbilt Cup and Inter- 
national Grand Prix Races, to be held at the Exposition grounds 
February 22d and 27th respectively, now comprise the follow- 

Name of Car — Driver Owner 

Stutz Anderson (Stutz Motor Car Company) 

Stutz Cooper (Earl Cooper) 

Stutz Wilcox (Stutz Motor Car Company) 

Peugeot Unannounced (Peugeot Auto Import. Co.) 

Peugeot Rickenbacker (Peugeot Auto. Import Co.) 

Mercer Unannounced (Mercer Automobile Co.) 

Mercer Unannounced (Mercer Automobile Co.) 

Mercer Unannounced (Mercer Automobile Co.) 

Marmon Cadwell (A. A. Cadwell) 

Marmon D'Alene (W. D'Alene) 

Simplex . . . .Disbrow (Simplex Auto Company) 

Chevrolet Le Cain (Chevrolet Auto Company) 

Maxwell Oldfield (Maxwell Motor Sales Corporat'n) 

Maxwell Carlson (Maxwell Motor Sales Corporat'n) 

Maxwell Unannounced (Maxwell Motor Sales Corp.) 

Duesenberg O'Donnell (F. S. Duesenberg) 

Duesenberg Alley (F. S. Duesenberg) 

Delage Newhouse (W. E. Wilson) 

Tahis Gable (Frederick Robinson) 

Edwards Special. .Unannounced (J. Paulding Edwards) 
Edwards Special. .Unannounced (J. Paulding Edwards) 

Calif ornian Bragg (George R. Bentel) 

Buggatti Marquis (J. B. Marquis) 

Parsons Special. ..Parsons (Jim Parsons) 

» » • 

Reserve Your Seats 

Advices received from the racing committee of the Panama- 
Pacific Exposition are to the effect that tickets for boxes and 
grand-stand seats for the Vanderbilt Cup and International 
Grand Prix races will be placed on sale during the latter part 
of this week, and that announcement will be made at that time 
as to the various places at which they can be obtained. In the 
meantime, reservations for seats can be made at the Pacific 
Kissel-Kar branch or Sherman & Clay, and to those applying 
for same at the salesrooms of these concerns, charts will be 
provided illustrative of the seating arrangements of the boxes 
and grandstand as well as giving the prices that will obtain 
and a facsimile of the race course. For the convenience of 
out-of-town motor enthusiasts who contemplate attending the 
races, copies of this chart will be mailed upon request. 

That reservations for seats could be made was announced 
some time ago, and as since then a veritable flood of orders 
from all sections of the country has poured into the headquar- 
ters of Chairman W. L. Hughson at the Pacific Kissel-Kar 
Branch, it is recommended that intending purchasers of tickets 
lose no time in having reservations made. 

• • * 

Trade Elects Officers 

At the annual meeting of the Motor Car Dealers' Association 
of California, held in Sacramento recently, George S. Waterman 
of Fresno was re-elected president and N. R. Cooper of Fresno 
was re-elected secretary. C. H. Cobb, president of the Fresno 
Motor Car Dealers' Association, and J. C. Phelan, a dealer, 
also attended the session. The dealers regard as particularly 

unfair the present law which compels each dealer to take out 
five licenses at $10 each. Many of the smaller dealers, they 
say, do not keep that many machines in stock. They favor an 
annual license fee of $25 with an additional license of $2 each 
on every car over five kept in stock. 

* * * 

Oregon War Song 

A member of "Automobile Row," who has just returned from 
Portland, brings back with him this pathetic war song of the 
Northern dealers, which is sung to the tune of "Tipperary": 

"It's a long way to California, 
It's a long way from home; 
It's a long way to "Frisco" Ferry, 
Where the wines and liquors flow. 
Farewell Tom and Jerry, 
Good-bye Rock and Rye — ■ 
I am on my way to California, 

Since Oregon went dry." 

* * * 

Venice Race Officials 

Chairman Leon Shettler, chairman of the Racing Committee 
of the Western Automobile Association, has announced the 
names of the officials appointed to serve at the first annual 
Venice Grand Prix race over the famous Venice parkway, 
March 17th. The names of the officials and their positions are: 
Don Lee, referee; George Adair, starter; John Wiese, assistant 
starter; clerk of course, Harris Hanshue; pit managers, Harvey 
Herrick and J. Murray Page; judges, William R. Ruess, L. V. 
Starr, Watt Moreland, A. T. Smith, Thomas Wilkinson, J. A. 

Stoner, R. D. Maxwell, Sam McKee and Jack Dielman. 

* * * 

Bad Road 

Motorists are warned against attempting to drive machines 
between Sausalito and Mill Valley or San Rafael is a statement 
given out by Mayor Charles M. Gunn of Sausalito. 

"Owing to street work being done by the city," reads the 
statement, "the roads leading out of Sausalito are practically 
impassable. Motorists are warned to drive via Tiburon in 
passing in or out of Marin County. This is no fault of Sausa- 
lito. We are spending $100,000 on this particular bit of road, 
and owing to our anxiety to complete this work before the 
opening of the Exposition, we were caught unprepared for the 

heavy storms of the past fortnight." 

* * » 

Parking Ordinance 

Despite the objections of Exposition officials the Super- 
visors have passed to print the parking ordinance, which pro- 
vides for the establishment and maintenance of automobile 
parking places throughout the city. The ordinance provides 
that any owner or lessee of a vacant lot may apply to the 
Supervisors for a parking permit, which also may include the 
privilege of selling gasoline. But no automobiles may be 
washed or repaired on the premises. The letter from Frank 
Burt, director of concessions at the Exposition, which also was 
supplemented by an adverse report from Fire Marshall Towe, 
declared that the Exposition had gone to great expense in its 
arrangements, and that it would be unjust to subject it to com- 
petition on the part of irresponsible people outside of the 


* * * 

To Cross Country In Electrics. 

Plans are being made by the Electric Vehicle Association of 
America for a transcontinental run over the Lincoln Highway 
next summer, in which both pleasure and commercial cars will 
participate. At the recent convention of the Association at 
Philadelphia a map of the Lincoln Highway was displayed to 
the members, with dots indicating at what points along the 
route charging stations would be available. While these are 
scarce at present, it is hoped that their number can be substan- 
tially increased before the end of next summer. One every fifty 

miles will be needed to make the tour possible. 

* • • 

Now With Splltdorf 

J. S. Tormey. who is one of the best known men on "auto- 
mobile row," has joined the forces of the Splitdorf Company. 

Tormey has accepted the positior. of assistant Pacific Coast 


San Francisco News Letter 

February 6, 1915. 

New Marmon Here 

The Marmon "48" has arrived at the salesroom of Walter C. 
Morris, the local distributer. This is the latest series to be 
turned out by this well known factory. 

In speaking of the "48" Morris says: "The Marmon '48' 
six-cylinder motor represents the finest example of modem 
motor construction, silent and free from vibration, at three to 
sixty miles per hour on high gear. It has cylinders of 4% inch 
bore by 6 inch stroke of the T-head type. 

"Ignition is provided by a two-point dual system, producing 
two sparks in each cylinder simultaneously. Current is sup- 
plied by high-tension magneto for running and by battery for 
starting and other emergency purposes. 

"Valve design and operation, carburetion, cooling and other 
fundamentals are along well-tried, proven lines, the valve op- 
erating mechanism being completely housed in. With the ex- 
ception of the fan and the short shaft driving the magneto and 
the water punra, no parts are visible. 

"Dependable lubrication is of such vital importance that con- 
siderable pains have been taken in perfecting this most essen- 
tial part of the Marmon '48.' Oil is delivered from the pump 
direct to all the main bearings; thence through the hollow 
crankshaft to the connecting-rod and piston-pin bearings. Oil 
is also delivered direct to the ends of the hollow cam shafts 
which have outlets at each of the five bearings. The oil re- 
turns to the pump through the filter. The pump intake is 
placed above, and clean lubricant is delivered to the bearings. 

"Uniform pressure is maintained by the use of an accessible 
relief valve which may be adjusted to meet the requirements, 
the working pressure of the system always being shown on the 
dash gauge. 

"There is constant and rapid circulation as long as the motor 
is running. It was the Marmon engineers who first incorpor- 
ated and developed the hollow crank shaft pressure lubricating 

* ■■■■ * 
Buick Truck 

The light, swift and economically operated delivery truck is 
rapidly coming into its own, and there are new uses being found 
for it almost daily. There was a time not so very long ago 
when practically the only field open to this class of motor 
driven vehicle was the light delivery business. 

In commenting on this matter recently, R. F. ("Bob") 
Thompson, general manager of the Howard Auto Co., Pacific 
Coast distributers of Buick cars, said: "There seems to be no 
end to the number of uses that our new C 4 Buick truck is be- 
ing put to. The range of uses runs through a list of names 
that is long and varied. Among them are delivery wagons, 
milk wagons, stages, ambulances, police patrols, farm wagons, 
combination host and chemical fire outfits, hotel 'buses, camp 
wagons, sight-seeing 'buses, and last, but not least, jitneys. 
Last week we delivered the fifth one of these trucks to the 
Nathan Dohrman Company for use in their delivery depart- 
ment. The United Railroads recently purchased a C 4 truck 
to use as an emergency fire and repair wagon. When not out 
hunting trouble, the truck and its load sit in the loop at the foot 
of Market street, ready to respond to a fire or trouble call at 
a moment's notice. 

"Our Buick trucks are particularly adapted to this all-around 
work, and as the full eliptic springs and pneumatic tires with 
which they are equipped make them as easy riding as the aver- 
age touring car, while the well known Buick valve-in-head mo- 
tor with which they are supplied assure their having power 
enough to take a full capacity load any place that any touring 
car made can go." 

* * * 

Popularity of Kissel-Kar Sedan 

The popularity of the Kissel-Kar Sedan has again been dem- 
onstrated. Those in charge of the horse show for the benefit 
of the People's Place are going to give away one of these cars 
under the same conditions as did the Associated Charities. 

"The Kissel-Kar Sedan that was on exhibition in the St. 
Francis Hotel during the good work of the Associated Charities 
resulted in those who are handling the horse show to request 
us to let them have a Sedan," says John H. Eagal, of the 
Pacific Kissel-Kar branch. 

"The all-year feature of this model is one of the most sen- 
sible that has ever been brought out by a motor car designer. 

It was this and the general high advancement shown in the 
previously exhibited car that resulted in the request. 

"There are but very few occasions where there is a necessity 
for two models of motor cars. That is, but few owners have 
occasion to use a closed and a touring car at the same time. 

"In the day of the horse drawn vehicle it seemed to be a 
sign of prosperity to own more than one vehicle, but the coming 
of the motor car has greatly changed the ideas of the public. 
Affectation in dress, manners and the general way of living 
have been swept away. The constant communication with the 
outside world, the pure nature of the country, its valleys and 
mountains, has broadened mankind, and you will find to-day 
that he buys little outside of what he needs for business or 

"It is to such men and women that the Sedan strongly ap- 
peals. The possibility of changing the car from an ideal closed 
vehicle to a complete touring car without the slightest trouble 
or loss of time makes it unnecessary to own two to supply 
this demand." 

The car has already been placed in the lounging and tea 
room of the hotel. Not only were the charity workers desirous 
of having it placed theie as soon as possible, but the hotel 
management made a special request, as the previous car had 
been a most attractive feature to the afternoon receptions. 

Increased Trade 

"The revival of business is commencing to be felt in Cali- 
fornia, especially in and around San Francisco," says A. R. 
Theisen, treasurer of J. W. Leavitt & Company, coast distribu- 
ters for the Overland automobiles. 

"This deduction is based upon my actual experience the 
last week in traveling over that section close to San Francisco. 
Everywhere I found that the dealers were anxious to get motor 

"I visited Pleasanton, Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz, Hollis- 
ter, Watsonville and Stockton. In all these places I was able 
to take carload lot orders. It was not a case of trying to get 
them to take one or two, but they were awaiting my coming to 
place their orders for carload lots. 

"This is in advance of the usual order of conditions, for or- 
ders of this size do not commence to come in until the touring 
season begins. 

"There are two reasons for this early trade. First, money is 
plentiful in these sections, and secondly the road conditions 
are much better than in previous years. The latter is a most 
important factor in trade, not only that of motor cars, but trade 
in general. 

"I found the State highway completed to six miles beyond 
Gilroy. The only turnouts are where they are building substan- 
tial concrete bridges. 

"Our Stockton agents, Hansel and Ortman, are enjoying a 
splendid trade in Overlands. They have sold more motor cars 
than all the other makes combined, except the Ford, and the 
sales even excel the Ford. Several other sections in the State 

are pressing this Stockton record in the sales of Overlands." 

* * * 

\ Fireproof Garage 

While every motor car owner has his automobile insured and 
is protected from fire, yet at the same time he is careful where 
he garages, to make sure that there is no danger from fire. 

Many garages are built fire-proof from without — but in not all 
are fire-proof policies within followed out. 

Dow & Green's garage, on Taylor street between O'Farrell 
and Geary, near all the leading hotels, is one of the places in 
this city where there is perfect fire protection. The fact that 
so many high class cars are garaged with this company shows 
its strong policy in this line. 

* * * 

Savnge Tires In the East 

"The opening of the Savage Tire Company's branch a few 
days ago in Chicago marks the first gun fired in the campaign 
of invasion on the Eastern field by a Western-made tire — made 
in California, to be exact," says H. W. Miller, general sales 
manager of the Savage Tire Company. 

"We have been building automobile casings and tubes ex- 
clusively for several years, in the most modern and up-to-date 
factory in the United States. This concentration, exceptional 
facilities and unlimited financial backing, has enabled us to 
produce an automobile tire without an equal at any price." 

February 6, 1915. 

and California Advertiser 


Barney Oldfield and HI* Cigar 

A friend cornered Barney Oldfield, famous racing automobile 
driver and hero of a thousand terrific contests, at his hotel the 
other day. 

"Barney," he said, "you always wear the stub of a black 
cigar in the southeast corner of your mouth every time you race. 
Tell me what would happen if you should lose that cigar in the 
midst of an exciting contest sometime?" 

Barney eyed his friend from the corner of his eye for sev- 
eral moments. 

"Friend," he said slowly and deliberately, "there are some 
things in this world that are simply too horrible for the ordi- 
nary mortal to contemplate." 

Barney feels just that way about the cigar he always carries 
into the race with him. He has done this trick ever since he 
drove his first race, years ago. 

"Maybe it has something to do with my luck," he admitted, 
when questioned upon this subject. Barney is without a rival 
when it comes to luck in automobile racing. "Oldfield luck" 

has become a common term every place the big cars tune up. 

* * # 

New Pullman Car 

"The season of 1915 will mark the history of the automobile 
as the year in which a good standard motor car was offered at a 
previously unknown price, as is demonstrated in the Pullman 
Junior model, which we have just received," says J. H. Davis 
of Latham, Davis & Company. 

"I can honestly say that it is the greatest value ever offered 
in an automobile way under the thousand dollar mark. The 
Pullman Motor Car Company has always been building cars 
of quality for critical people. For some time it has realized the 
necessity of building a more popular priced car, mainly from 
the insistence of its agents who daily saw customers and 
friends purchasing other cars, not because they did not realize 
and appreciate the merits of the Pullman models, but because 
they did not care or could not afford to pay the price asked for 
Pullman models on the market. 

"The Pullman Junior presents a medium size, light weight, 
easy riding, beautifully constructed and finished automobile, 
having all the comforts and conveniences of its larger, weightier 
and more expensive brothers, but at a price which does not 

make its purchase and maintenance a burden." 

* * * 

Rayfleld Holds Convention 

The annual convention of the Rayfield Carburetor organiza- 
tion was held January 21st and 22d at the Findeisen & Kropf 
Manufacturing Company plant, at Chicago. The Departments 
of Manufacturing, Sales, Service and Advertising were well 
represented. The carburetor question in all its phases was dis- 
cussed fully. The changes in the construction of motors and 
the fuel question were given due consideration, inasmuch as 
these two important factors in automobile construction are 

closely allied with the carburetor. 

* * * 

Tralnload of Rubber 

A trainload of crude rubber, carrying 500 tons of the product 
in 23 cars, arrived in Akron recently for the Goodyear Tire and 
Rubber Company. This marks the first receipt by any Ameri- 
can rubber manufacturer of crude rubber from the Far East 
since the embargo was laid by England some time ago. The 
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company also has some 500 tons 
on board the Lusitania," due to arrive within a few days, which 
will be the second receipted shipment of crude rubber for 
America since England lifted the embargo. 


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SAN JOSE.— I,AMOIJ.E GRILL. 36-38 North First street. Til 
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given particular attention. 

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News Letter 

February 6, 1915. 

Some Shock Absorbers 

"The most noticeable thing in the accessory line at the big 
New York automobile show was the wonderful line of shock 
■ absorbers and bumpers that were on exhibition," says Harry 
Auger, of Chanslor & Lyon Company. 

"One would think that the modern motor car was a hard rid- 
ing vehicle, and that all drivers were bumping each other. Most 
of the accessories displayed were for cars of the popular and 
low price class. In the latter case there were over thirty-three 
shock absorbers designed for one special make. 

"There was very little offered for the high-priced cars. What 
was to be seen was in the nature of refinements to give a more 
artistic finish to enclosed cars and cabriolets." 

* * * 

Good Tlmlns 

One of the interesting features of the San Diego Exposition 
road race was the novel timing. C. H. Warner, who was chief 
timer, when chosen to act, decided to secure the services of W. 
H. Halliwell, Jr., who was one of the best known accessory 
representatives of the Pacific Coast. Another was Eddie Lin- 
denfelder anc also L. W. Wicks. 

These four kept perfect time on all of the nineteen racers in 
the 300-mile classic. When Warner and Halliwell became as- 
sociated at San Diego, it meant renewal of old time business 
connections which have proven most successful to both of them. 
Warner is now a capitalist who is no longer connected with the 
manufacture of his speedometer. His hobby, however is tim- 
ing a big road race. His electrical timer, which he invented, 
was used at San Diego, and this instrument, the mechanism of 
which is also known to Halliwell, proved the means of cor- 
rectly clocking all the cars in the race, which 50,000 people de- 
clared was one of the most interesting road races ever held. 

* * * 

.Simplex Factory to Try for Prizes 

"The Simplex factory is going to make a strong bid for the 
Vanderbilt and the Grand Prix cups this year," says C. D. 
Rand of the Simplex and Mercer Pacific Coast agency. 

"I have just received word from George R. Bentals telling 
me that the Simplex factory has decided to install in their 
racing chassis the latest series of Simplex engine. They have 
been trying this fifty horsepower engine out, and find that it 
develops more speed than any of the previous engines. It has 
worked out so well that Louis Disbrow is bringing one along 

with him to put into his racing car." 

* * * 

Federal Company Increases Capital 

The recent filing by the Federal Rubber Manufacturing Co., 
Milwaukee, of Amendment of Articles of Incorporation, where- 
by its capital stock was increased from $2,000,000 to $3,000,- 
000, marked another step of progress in the exceptional his- 
tory of this young but remarkably prosperous concern. 

* * * 

Historic Olds Car 

Probably the best known historic object connected with the 
automobile industry, the original model Oldsmobile, which 
was constructed several years before the earliest types of motor 
carriages made their appearance, has been presented by the 
Olds Motor Works to the Smithsonian Institution, and was 
relinquished to the National Museum during the month of 
January just passed. 

* * * 

Bate's Inspiration 

John W. Bate, vice-president and chief engineer of the Mit- 
chell-Lewis Motor Company, holds a unique and enviable posi- 
tion in the automobile world, being absolutely the first producer 
of practical automobiles in large quantities in America. Spon- 
sor for and builder of the well known "Mitchell" line, Bate's 
foresight and keen analysis of the automobile market has been 
marked by the steady progress of the Mitchell-Lewis Motor 


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"Well, I see the Germans have taken Lodz." "I'll bite. 

Loads of what ?" — Buffalo Express. 

"It must be awful cold outdoors, 'cause Arthur says it 

is." "Arthur?" "Arthurmometer." — U. of I. Siren. 

Wife — John, the bill collector's at the door. Hubby — 

Tell him to take that pile on my desk. — Penn State Froth. 

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"Why dont you do the modern dances?" "Oh, I know 

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"Sssh — this is a gossipy place." "Sssh — why?" "Sssh 

— even the rooms communicate with one another!" — Harvard 

Askem — Did you get much of an allowance this month ? 

Telem — No ; she only permitted me to hold her hand. — Stanford 

The Pessimist — The best luck any man can have is never 

to have been born ; but that seldom happens to any one. — Bos- 
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"The real man rises above his handicap." "I rise be- 
fore mine." "Before?" "Yes; she makes me get up and get 
breakfast." — Houston Post. 

"My dear, did you make this pudding out of the cookery 

book?" "Yes, love." "Well, I thought I tasted one of the 
covers." — Sacred Heart Review. 

Judge — Where did the automobile hit you? 'Rastus— 

Well, Jedge, if I'd been carrying a license numbah it would hab 
busted to a thousand pieces. — Puck. 

When does a man become a seamstress?" "When he 

hems and haws." "No." "When he threads his way?" "No." 
"Give it up." "Never, if he can help it." — Christian Register. 

"I had a dreadful fall last night." "Tell me of it Eg- 
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and then " "Yes, yes, and then?" "Her voice broke!" — 

Harvard Lampoon. 

The Fallen One — Officer, did you see me fall? Officer 

— Yes. The Fallen One — Had you ever seen me before? Of- 
ficer — No. The Fallen One — Then how did you know it was 
me? — Harvard Lampoon. 

Father — Yes, I admit that your lover has a good income, 

but he has very expensive tastes, very. Daughter — You amaze 
me. What does he ever want that is so very expensive ? Father 
— Well, you. for one thing. — New York Weekly. 

Old Lady — This is a terrible war, doctor. He — It is, 

indeed. Old Lady — It's a pity some one don't catch that there 
old Kruger. He — Ah, you mean the Kaiser. Old Lady — Aw— 
changed his name, has he — deceitful old varmint! — Punch. 

The Governor's wife was telling Bridget about her hus- 
band. "My husband, Bridget," she said, proudly, "is the head 
of the State militia." "Oi fought as much ma'am," said Brid- 
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morning, and I am going to print it Saturday. But tell me, what 
rule do you follow for punctuation?" "Why," said the gentle- 
man, "the same rule that I learned when I was a boy. I put 
a semicolon every twelve words, and two commas between each 
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San Francisco News Letter 

February 6, 1915. 


Solano Farms Plan 
To Be Revived. 

From New York comes the news 
that since the California Railroad 
Commission has declined to give 
permission to the United Railroads 
to invest any of its funds in the rehabilitation of the Solano Ir- 
rigated Farms project it is probable that Eastern stockholders 
of the United Railways Investment Company, which holds the 
control of the United Railroads, will take up the project. The 
United Railroads holds a large amount of the stock of the So- 
lano project as collateral for the note of $1,096,000 given to the 
company by its former president, Patrick Calhoun, for the 
United Railroads funds which he put in the farm project. This 
note has beei written down to $1, and the company's only hope 
of realizing anything on the note is to make the Solano stock 
of value. It is understood that if the California men interested 
in the United Railroads will assist in the project, Eastern 
stockholders will go ahead with the development along the lines 
suggested to the commission by President Lilienthal of the 
United Railroads. The latter has had an examination made of 
the farms property, and the report indicates that by the invest- 
ment of additional money it can be made a paying proposition. 
The plan provides for the organization of a new company to 
carry out the development of the property. So far as the 
United Railroads of San Francisco is concerned, President 
Lilienthal says it will do all in its power to carry out the views 
of the Railroad Commission in every particular. 

The directors of the Shell Transport and Trading Com- 
pany (which, with its partner, the Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 
forms the greater competitor of the Standard Oil interests), 
announce that, although the war has reduced their business in 
some directions, the total earnings for 1914, they expect, will 
not be less than those for 1913. This is believed to be a very 
conservative way of expressing the results of the year, which, 
it is said, have been far above the average of the last five 
years. The net profits will, it is said, work out at about $10,- 
000,000, and the total dividend for the year is expected to be 
35 per cent. The report will not be published before the end 
of June. 

Denial comes from Los Angeles of reports that there 

might be early action in the matter of dividends on Mexican 
Petroleum stocks. Should the Villa government establish itself 
in Northern Mexico and prove to be stable, payments on Mexi- 
can Petroleum would probably soon follow. By its recent ad- 
vance the common has again re-entered the price ground from 
which most of the large operation in it has started. 

At the annual meeting of the Humboldt Savings Bank 

the following officers and directors were elected for the ensu- 
ing years: President, Alexander D. Keyes; first vice-president, 
Wm. H. Crocker; second vice-president W. A. Fredericks; sec- 
retary-cashier, H. C. Klevesahl; assistant cashier, J. S. Curran; 
assistant cashier, P. A. Pflueger; attorney and counsel, A. D. 
Keyes; directors, William H. Crocker, W. A. Fredericks, Ru- 
dolph Herold, Jr., I. Kohn. A. D. Keyes, G. L. Payne, R. D. 
Robbins, J. G. Sutton, P. Zimmermann. 

The Anglo and London Paris National Bank has bought 

$20,000 Watsonville 5 per cent bridge bonds, maturing annu- 
ally from 1916 to 1935, inclusive. They will be sold on a 
4.80 basis. 

In official circles, current gossip is referring to a revival 

of the proposition for the Union Pacific to buy the Central 
Pacific from the Southern Pacific. 

Directors of the Santa Fe Gold and Copper Company 

have recommended to the stockholders the issuance of $250,- 
000 seven per cent first mortgage real estate bonds, which will 
be offered at 95 to shareholders. 

The International Banking Corporation of San Francisco 

shipped to its branches in Shanghai and Hongkong on the 
steamer Korea 733,745.20 ounces of refined bar silver. 

At a special executive session of the San Francisco Stock 

and Bond Exchange, Harold Mack, resident partner of Byrne 
& McDonnell, was elected to membership and will occupy the 
seat rendered vacant by the retirement of his former partner, 
Ferdinand Theriot. 

Archibald Kains, Governor of the Federal Reserve Bank 

of San Francisco, returned last week from Washington, where 
he attended the first quarterly session of the advisory council 
of the Federal Reserve Board. The deliberations there, he said, 
were of a legislative character, and not in shape yet to be an- 

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Buy a Fair badge! 

A girl may be chic and still object to being called a 


A science that is being sadly neglected nowadays is 


Headline: "Awaiting Operation, Ellen Terry Knits." 

Her brows, we presume. 

Texas, too, wants to be split up into two States. Which 

one will get the Lone Star? 

It develops that the "ruby" ring John A. Prentice sold 

Jake Rauer for $75 was really a rube ring. 

Incidentally, would it not be a good idea to make every 

day of the year a "cleanup day" in San Francisco? 

Roughly speaking, the world may be divided into two 

zones : the war zone and the zone of incessant struggle. 

Villa announces that he is again the "executive" of 

Mexico. He ought to modify this to "one of the executives." 

California's wheat crop is expected to double this year. 

Maybe that's why the price of bread is threatening to do the 

The name of one of the sixteen men who comprise the 

United States army reserve is Sturm. He probably is the whole 


Los Angeles now has an official "manager of lazy hus- 
bands." Relieved of this responsibility, the wives will have 
more leisure. 

The "Stanford Union" has been organized at Stanford 

University. We take this as a forerunner for professional "or- 
ganized labor." 

The jitney 'bus has become a vehicle of thought — 

especially by the United Railroads, the Municipal Railways 
and pedestrians trying to cross Market street. 

Isadora Duncan, the classic dancer who is about to leave 

New York for Paris, says Americans are "cold, heartless — 
devoid of feelings for the finer things that go to make up an 
artistic nature," for which reason she is "eager to leave 
America." We are willing to bet most anything she will be 
back just as soon as she is broke. 

It seems incompatible to describe the Morgan collection 

of Chinese porcelains as "priceless" and state in the same 
paragraph that the price it was sold for was $4,000,000. 

John D. Rockefeller received $5 witness fee and mileage 

for testifying before the Industrial Relations Commission in 
New York. Maybe he'll be able to pay his taxes now. 

An American college professor thinks the United States 

and Russia have so much in common that they are natural al- 
lies. He must have reference to prohibition and blind pigs. 

With Germany blockading the British Isles, the turn has 

perhaps come for England's navy to take a snooze in port, just 
as the German war-dogs have been doing for some months. 

Those who speak in terms derogatory of American col- 
lege education seem to forget that our colleges and universities 
have some of the best baseball and football teams in the world. 

Those of San Francisco's hotel owners who have raised 

their rates for the Exposition probably figure that the city's 
traditional hospitality is an attraction that visitors ought to pay 
well for. 

The old-fashioned legislator who could open his mouth 

without advocating increased taxation is one of the relics of a 
past age which would be regarded as freaks if applied to mod- 
ern conditions. 

A drug store is selling Jack London's books at twenty- 
five cents a volume, and a daily newspaper is retailing Roose- 
velt's "African Game Trails" for ninety-eight cents. But a 
good steak with onions still commands about $1.50. 

President Wilson has declined an invitation to attend 

the unveiling of a monument to General Nathaniel Green at 
Guilford, N. C, on the ground that this would be "unneutral." 
We suppose Washington's birthday will pass unobserved at 
the White House this year. 

The revival of the six-months-residence law for divorce 

seekers in Nevada has brought forth a storm of indignant pro- 
test from all parts of the country. But, honestly, we don't see 
what difference there is between a divorce granted after six 
months and one granted after a year. 

Bishop Edwin H. Hughes predicts that "the same logic 

that abolished duelling finally will abolish all war." Aside 
from the detail that duelling has not been abolished, but only 
temporarily suspended on account of the war, the Bishop's ar- 
gument sounds quite reasonable. 

Andrew Carnegie, addressing the John D. Rockefeller 

Jr. Bible class, remarked : "I stand up for Presbyterianism. but 
I don't give up the Baptists. It's a great thing to have two 
chances for salvation." If both should fail. "Little Andy" 
might try to redeem himself by donating a library to heaven. 

A week from to-day, February 20th, 
February 20th. at 9 a. m. Pacific Coast time, prac- 

tically every bell, whistle and other 
soniferous device in the United States will contribute its best 
efforts to a great nation-wide bombilation so obstreperous that 
in the midst of it the discharge of a German 41-centimeter 
howitzer would sound like the report of a pop-gun. It will be 
the loudest noise the United States ever made, and fittingly so, 
for the din is the announcement to the American people of the 
beginning of the greatest celebration in history: the Panama- 
Pacific International Exposition at San Francisco, commemo- 
rating the completion of the Panama Canal, the most herculean 
task accomplished by man in all time. 

At the hour stated the Exposition gates will be flung wide 
open, and hundreds of thousands of visitors, representing every 
race and language in the world, will crowd into the Jewel City 
to explore the multifarious displays of universal progress ex- 
hibited in the great palaces and pavilions, inhale the fragrance 
of the millions of flowers covering the landscape gardens, lin- 
ger among the priceless works of art, feast their eyes on the 
gorgeous color scheme, admire the exquisite architecture, or 
perchance revel among the attractions of "The Zone." There 
is plenty to hold the interest of a million different minds. 

Experts have declared that the Panama-Pacific International 
Exposition surpasses all previous expositions in every respect, 
and California, naturally, is proud of this achievement. And 
in addition to the Exposition itself, California offers a climate 
and a diversity of striking scenery that have no parallel any- 
where in the world. These extra attractions will unquestion- 
ably draw a record attendance to the celebration, and it is prob- 
able that when the Exposition closes, on December 4th, more 
than twenty million admissions will have been paid. 

The eyes of the visitors with capital will also be opened to 
the great opportunities for remunerative investment in Califor- 
nia, and consequently the State will derive immense permanent 
profit from the Exposition. The Fair will give impetus, also, 
to San Francisco's foreign trade, and it should not be long be- 
fore the port becomes the second in size and importance in 
the United States. 

February 20th is more than the opening day of the Exposi- 
tion : it will mark the beginning of California's true material 
greatness, and from that day on San Francisco will grow in 
wealth, importance and population at a rate that will astound 
the world. 

In our issue of January 30th we 
The Baron's censured the conduct of Baron Louis 

Brother Speaks. von Horst in disowning his Ameri- 

can citizenship and registering in 
London as a German subject when the war broke out, an act 
that caused his arrest by the British authorities on suspicion of 
being a German spy, and his subsequent detention on board a 
British prison ship. We argued that his offense to the dignity 
of American citizenship was so grave that the efforts of the 
State Department to secure his release were wholly undeserved. 
We still think so, but our conviction does not deter us from 
giving publicity to the' views communicated to us by the 
baron's brother, E. Clemens Horst of San Francisco, who thinks 
Louis von Horst has been sufficiently punished for his mistake. 
"There is no need arguing as to how light or how serious was 
my brother's wrong in permitting a foreign Duke to hand him 
a title, and in wearing it. and also in his wrongly registering as 
a German when the war began," writes Mr. Horst. "I concede 

that he deserves censure, but deserving censure is quite differ- 
ent from deserving the amount of punishment he has already 
undergone, and which can be ended only by intervention by our 

"All the questions that have been raised against my brother's 
claim to American citizenship have been most thoroughly in- 
vestigated by our State Department, and the question has been 
settled that he has not lost his American citizenship as origi- 
nally acquired by our father's naturalization. 

"The sixth month of my brother's arrest is now about to be- 
gin. This punishment has absolutely separated him from his 
family, has ruined his business and wrecked his health. This 
punishment has been administered to him by England, which 
country is not a party to the wrongful conduct you mention, it 
being a wrong against America and not against England. If my 
brother has not already been punished enough for his mistakes, 
our Government may be excused from taking action at this 
time, but if he has already been sufficiently punished, then 
surely he is now entitled to the protection of our Government 
for further punishment. This protection, I believe, will be 
given him as fast as it is possible for our Government to act 
under the many complications that have arisen. 

"Without the intervention of our Government, my brother 
would be kept under arrest until the war is over, which may ex- 
tend beyond his lifetime. 

"My brother was arrested as a spy, but he is being held sim- 
ply as a German. The charges against him have all been inves- 
tigated by England and found groundless. If he were a Ger- 
man subject he would not be entitled to a trial, while as an 
American citizen he is entitled to either a trial or to release. 
All our Government can consistently demand is that his Ameri- 
can citizenship be recognized by England ; such recognition will 
give him the right to be tried in open court, and as there are no 
charges against him, the right of trial is equivalent to his re- 

"It may be worth mentioning that the wrongful registration 
in London showed on its face that my brother could not be a 
German subject because it showed that he never resided in 
Germany at any time after he became an American citizen in 
his early majority. 

"Permit me to call your attention to an error in reference to 
me in the same issue as your item about my brother. Under 
the 'Personal' items you refer to me as Baron Horst. I have 
never been honored ( ?) with that or any other title, and have 
no aspiration to be other than plain 

"Faithfully yours, 

"E. Clemens Horst." 

Which convinces us that E. Clemens Horst is too sensible to 
get into a "pickle" like the one his titled brother now finds 
himself in. 

The announcement that the Ger- 
How We Feel About It. man admiralty has decided to in- 
clude the waters surrounding 
Great Britain in the naval war zone and the accompanying 
warning that neutral merchant ships will be in danger of de- 
struction by German war craft, will intensify anti-German sen- 
timent where it already exists, and create a hostile feeling to- 
ward Germany where formerly she found sympathy. The 
feeling of the United States Government in the matter was un- 
equivocally expressed at a Cabinet meeting last week, when it 
was frankly stated that if any American vessel were blown up 
by the Germans, "tremendous consequences would follow." A 

February 13, 1915 

and California Advertiser 

day or two later Senator Stone, chairman of the Committee 
on Foreign Relations, gave emphatic corroboration to this sen- 
timent in the following statement: 

"German ships firing on vessels in the new war zone would do 
well to be careful what vessels they fire on, or some one may 
shoot back. I know that a vessel like the 'Oregon' in the old 
days, with a Clark in command, if attacked in this fashion 
would reply promptly, regardless of who made the attack." 

Germany warns the neutral nations that inasmuch as the 
British admiralty has advised British vessels to hoist neutral 
flags in emergencies to avoid capture or destruction by German 
warships, she (Germany) cannot guarantee not to make the 
mistake of sending neutral merchantmen to the bottom — pas- 
sengers, crew, cargo and all — on the suspicion that they are 
British vessels. The inference is that the German warships 
will not even take the trouble to examine the papers of mer- 
chantmen flying neutral flags to ascertain whether they really 
are neutral vessels or Britishers in disguise. 

This procedure may be perfectly compatible with the Ger- 
man conception of justice, but no other civilized country will 
sanction it, least of all the nations whose shipping is thus 
threatened. On the same principle, our own civil authorities 
might seize any innocent person and hang him without trial 
because he looked as if he had committed murder. 

The British admiralty may or may not have issued the ad- 
vice mentioned; that is a matter which does not have to be 
considered by the neutral nations. Even without such advice 
British merchantmen would not hesitate to hoist a neutral flag 
in an emergency. This ruse of war is as old as shipping itself. 
The German cruiser "Emden" flew the Japanese flag when she 
raided the port of Penang. This practice is sanctioned by in- 
ternational law. 

Germany may hesitate to destroy any vessel flying the 
American flag; but suppose one of the Kaiser's submarines 
blows up a ship belonging to Sweden, Norway, Denmark or 
any of the other small neutral nations — will the United States 
abstain from intervening in behalf of the weaker country whose 
rights have been violated? Will Uncle Sam tolerate such 
shameless injury to any of his small friends? 

All the hullaballoo about the "Lusitania" incident is pure 
nonsense. Suppose the captain had hoisted the British flag 
and a German submarine had happened to be in the vicinity 
and sent the steamer to the bottom with all her distinguished 
American passengers, what then? The only party that has 
reason to feel offended over the incident is Great Britain, whose 
flag was temporarily substituted by the Stars and Stripes; just 
as we in our national pride might disapprove of the hoisting 
of the British flag on an American steamer as a means of fool- 
ing an enemy. 

Why Fish Prices 
Are High. 

The introduction of the Finn-Ryan 
companion bills in the State Legisla- 
ture recently, empowering the State 
Fish and Game Commission to ab- 
solutely control the buying and selling of fish in California, 
made us curious to know more about the causes of the high 
price of fish, and we approached a gentleman who is at the 
same time thoroughly posted on the subject and strictly impar- 
tial in the matter — a man who was formerly prominently iden- 
tified with the fish business. In a nutshell, the consumers 
themselves are responsible for the high fish prices, according 
to this authority. 

The people of California in general, and San Francisco in 
particular, do not take the trouble to inquire what fish are in 
season, was his statement. At the present time the wholesale 
price of fresh herring is three cents a pound, sand dabs five 

A Dangerous Path 


Inspector Thirteenth U. S. Life Saving District 

From Florida to Maine — 1,700 miles of coast — the Gov- 
ernment maintains 197 life-saving stations. From San 
Diego to Puget Sound — 1,300 miles of coast — the Govern- 
ment maintains only 18 stations. There are 450 miles of 
unprotected coast between San Francisco and San Diego. 
This may seem impossible, but it is true. At Washington, 
D. C, the reason advanced for not giving the Pacific 
Coast more life-saving stations is that we have no storms 
at sea out here. This also may seem incredible, but it is 
true. When European steamers in increasing numbers 
come through the Panama Canal with skippers strange to 
this coast there is going to be a lot of trouble at sea in bad 
weather. The commercial value of vessels and cargoes 
lost or in jeopardy in storms along the Atlantic Coast last 
year was $38,000,000— along the Pacific Coast $18,000,- 
000, yet the Atlantic has nearly 200 life-saving stations 
in comparison with only 18 on the Pacific. 

cents, but yet people will insist on salmon, halibut and striped 
bass, which are out of season and therefore expensive. It 
rarely occurs to the average housewife to buy herring or sand 
dab. It is true, admitted our authority, that considerable quan- 
tities of fish are at times dumped into the sea, not, however, in 
order to create artificial prices, but simply because there is not 
sufficient demand for those varieties of fish. At this time, for 
example, the wholesale fish merchants are compelled to destroy 
herring and sand dab which cannot be sold, and could not be 
sold if the price were but one cent a pound. 

One reason for the small demand for fish is that there is a 
popular tendency to eat fish only on Friday. Wholesome and 
nourishing as fish is, too few housewives have acquired the 
habit of cooking it as frequently as they do meat, although meat 
is far more expensive. Again, few housewives patronize the 
wholesale fish markets, where the product is retailed at ex- 
tremely low prices. They make their purchases at a neighbor- 
ing retail fish market, whose existence depends on what busi- 
ness it does in one or two days of the week. Consequently, the 
prices charged at such stores are high. If sand dab is retailed 
in these local markets at fifteen or twenty cents a pound, the 
dealer makes a profit of from 300 to 400 per cent. The house- 
wife could save this money by making her purchases in the 
wholesale market. 

In the autumn, when salmon, halibut and striped bass are 
plentiful (and therefore cheap), there is but a slight demand 
for these varieties of fish. But during the winter months, when 
the supply is limited, the demand is brisk. Naturally the prices 
are higher. Shad, which is a very delicious fish, is hardly ever 
demanded here, and practically the entire catch is salted and 
exported to China. 

All these facts throw new light on the high fish prices. The 
moral is to eat fish any day in the week, whether it be Friday 
or Tuesday, and preferably the varieties that are in season. 
And housewives will find that fish is really an inexpensive and 
wholesome article of food. 

To-day the Associated Charities will make their great 

house-to-house canvass for one-dollar donations to alleviate the 
needs of San» Francisco's poor. No door in the city will be 
neglected. It is a great opportunity for everyone to prove that 
human sympathy and good will are not empty phrases. Think 
of the destitute family who has no prospect of a supper to-night, 
and contribute your dollar cheerfully. 

San Francisco News Letter 

February 13, 1915 

The substitution of caps for helmets, the elevation of 

corporals to the rank of sergeant, the widening of the white 
stripe on the trousers, and other important reforms in the San 
Francisco police department, do not seem to have lessened 
crime much in the city. Robbers and burglars are showing an 
unpardonable disrespect for the caps and stripes and continue 
to ply their illegal trade just as if these reforms had never 
been made. One would have to go a long way to find criminals 
who have so little respect for new police caps as the thieves 
and holdup men of San Francisco. Take the holdup at the 
Hotel Manx bar last Tuesday morning. Less than seventy- 
five feet from the entrance stood a patrolman proudly display- 
ing the new three-quarter-inch stripe on his trousers and his $5 
cap, but the robbers acted as if they did not notice him at all, 
walked right into the booze emporium and in less than two min- 
utes relieved the bartender of $900 worth of jewelry and emp- 
tied the cash register of $200, whereupon they piled into a wait- 
ing taxicab and departed just as if they were leaving a show 
at the Orpheum. When they were about a dozen blocks away 
the patrolman was notified, and he started in pursuit in an- 
other taxicab, but neither cap nor stripes did him any good — 
the robbers were gone. The other day Chief White sent his 
full dress suit to a tailor to be mended. When it was returned 
the Chief felt some hard object inside the lining. It seemed 
to be a stick of dynamite, and the department's expert on ex- 
plosives was called in to investigate. The infernal machine 
turned out to be a tailor's rule. The disrespect for San Fran- 
cisco's police, individually and collectively, is getting to be 
quite unbearable. 

The Supreme Court of California has decided that the 

City of San Francisco has authority to place its contracts for 
supplies with the lowest bidders. It is not necessary that the 
City's printing supplies carry the union label. No private en- 
terprise would ever appeal to the Supreme Court for a decision 
as to whether it was legal to buy goods from the party who 
could supply them at the lowest price. Private firms always 
do that of their own accord. It is sort of natural with them. 
But, then, a city government is different; it is not necessarily 
supposed to be guided by business principles and try to save 
money. For more than two years no municipal reports have 
been printed by the City of San Francisco because the lowest 
bidder for the printing was unable to furnish the union label. 
Twenty per cent of the printing establishments of the city are 
union shops, the remaining eighty per cent are non-union — oh, 
well, what's the use! 

Special Agent Rathbun of the Department of Justice 

is one of those uncrowned heroes who are as rare as luck in a 
lottery. Rathbun was severely scolded by Federal Judge Dool- 
ing the other day for having caused John Yandell, a prominent 
Seattle man, to be held virtually incommunicado in the City 
Prison as a witness against his brother, David Yandell, who is 
charged with violation of the Mann "white slave" act. "There 
will be no 'lettres de cachet' or star chamber proceedings under 
the guise of the authority of this court," said Judge Dooling, 
among many other things, and all the while poor Rathbun stood 
silent and motionless, never offering a word in his own defense. 
But what Judge Dooling did not know was that Assistant 
United States Attorney Thomas, not Rathbun, caused Yandell 
to be arrested. 

The Board of Supervisors of Alameda County must be 

a woodenheaded body of men. After the elections last Novem- 
ber the Supervisors refused to call a bond election for the mil- 
lion dollars promised the Panama-Pacific International Expo- 
sition, giving as their reason that in the general elections the 
people of Alameda County had shown their disinclination to 
keeping their pledge to the Exposition by voting against the 
necessary State authority to issue the bonds. It required vigor- 
ous representations by Adolph Uhl, R. E. Miller, Walter Lei- 
mert, W. W. Garthwaite and other public spirited citizens of 
Alameda County to convince the Supervisors that the votes 
against the bond measure last November were cast on account 
of ignorance, owing to the unreasonable number of propositions 
on the ballot, rather than because the Alameda people had any 
intention of escaping their obligation to the Exposition. The 
Supervisors have at last decided to call the bond election; it 
will be held on March 23d, and it seems likely that the Ala- 
meda people will do their duty at the polls. Chairman Mur- 
phy of Livermore was the only Supervisor who openly op- 
posed the measure. Let us remember him. 

All Irishmen look alike to United States Marshal Holo- 

han. The other day two negroes, one named Murphy and the 
other Sullivan, were in the cage adjoining the Marshal's office, 
waiting to be brought before Judge Dooling on charges of man- 
slaughter and burglary, respectively. When court opened, 
Holohan said to one of his deputies : "Take this fellow into 
court, he is going to be arraigned for manslaughter," pointing 
through the bars to Sullivan. The deputy brought Sullivan 
into court, where Murphy's attorney was waiting for his client. 
The attorney scrutinized the negro carefully, then said : "Say, 
Marshal, you've brought the wrong nigger." And when the 
darky learned that he was about to be arraigned for man- 
slaughter he protested vigorously, exclaiming: "Say, boss, dis 
heah nigger neber done kill nobuddy 'cept a chicken which 
dey claim Ah's stole." And the mistake was cleared up. 

Judge William C. Van Fleet, of the United States Dis- 
trict Court, is the quintessence of dignity when he sits solemnly 
on the bench meting out justice, and it is generally reported 
that if ever he had a sense of humor it must have joined his 
distant ancestors in the hereafter long ago. But the report is 
erroneous, Judge Van Fleet really has a sense of humor. A 
few days ago he walked with a friend from the Federal Build- 
ing to the corner of Market street. When they reached the cor- 
ner the friend said: "Well, Judge, are you going to get a jitney 
'bus?" Judge Van Fleet replied: "If I don't live up to my 
name I suppose I'll get one in the stern." 

Last November the people of California passed a law 

abolishing poll tax. Many a Californian lay back in his chair 
and chuckled because he had saved his $2 for 1914. But those 
who had this idea fooled themselves. Attorney-General Webb 
has ruled that the verdict of the November elections had ref- 
erence only to future poll taxes, and the head tax for 1914 must 
be paid — with accumulated penalties for those who have de- 
ferred payment! Now roar. 

Subways for pedestrians under the most crowded street 

corners is the solution offered for the jitney 'bus peril. Here- 
tofore a plain square hole in the cemetery has sufficed. 

The Denver writer who impersonated Rufus Steele and 

sold columns of articles under his name, will probably now 
change his last name to Wallingford. 

The women of San Mateo are learning how to cook. 

Northwestern University co-eds are practicing the art of fencing 
with hatpins. What will be the next fad ? 

February 13, 1915 

and California Advertiser 


A hundred thousand lights are bright 

Within the city fair; 
They flash and gleam and sparkle 

With iridescence rare, 
And on the streets a happy throng 

Are hurrying to and fro, 
The devotees of Pleasure's god, 

Free from all care and woe. 

This is our Pacific Queen, 

The gayest of the gay, 
O'erfull of joy and happiness 

From Twin Peaks to the Bay. 
Her theatres all are crowded, 

And her famous French cafes, 
For young and old are gathered here 

And are lost in her Mystic Maze. 

San Francisco, how we love you, 

In your beauty and your pride, 
Crowned with a million flashing gems, 

And the overwhelming tide 
Of care-free, happy beings, 

Who draw from your Bounty's store 
Of pleasures, feasts and gaieties 

A thousand fold and more. 

They love you, yes, they love you, 

The Paris of the West, 
No city can compare with you, 

You are of all most blest. 
Your sons are rich and prosperous 

In commerce and in art, 
The love of you is ne'er forgot 

But lingers in each heart. 

And so we give a Tribute 

To our noble, wondrous Queen, 
In the midst of God's own country, 

Wrapped in a magic gleam; 

Caught from the dying sunset, 

Far in the Golden West, 
We honor, nay, more, we love you, 

The dearest, the fairest, the best. 

Here's a health to San Francisco, 

The City by the Sea; 
And a health to those who love her 

So joyous and so free ; 
A health to those who labored 

To build our city new; 
A health to California, and 

A health, Fair Queen, to you. 

— Lilian M. Castle. 

The day has long since passed, dear love, 

Its sweetness you forgot; 
As "she" shyly to a daisy lisped, 

"He" loves me. "He" loves me not. 

You were the boy; I was the girl, 

And the wide, wide world was ours; 
When we roamed hills, like gypsies free — 

Our comrades the birds and flowers. 

In many a prayer have I asked again 

For a day when you'd be all mine; 
And I know that God, who led you to me, 

Will lead me to you — sometime. 

— Helene May. in Memphis Sens Seimitar. 

Impressions of ]ohn Masefield, Poet. 

In a recent number of "Vanity Fair," Luke O'Connor, the 
proprietor of the "hotel" in which John Masefield worked when 
he was "on his uppers" in New York, gives his impression of 
the distinguished English poet. "John was with me for a whole 
summer," Mr. O'Connor says. "He was a likely young man 
with a frank, open face, and I took to him at once. During his 
stay with me we never had an unpleasant word. He was very 
conscientious, and it was never necessary to remind him of his 
duties. He was always cheerful, made friends rapidly and was 
popular with his fellow-workers. I felt that he was a gentle- 
man from the start, so I arranged with him to eat with us at 
our table. While my wife prepared the meals he often took 
care of the babies. He made a good nurse, and the children 
iiked him." 

Archibald Ross Colquhoiin on the Chinese. 

Archibald Ross Colquhoun, author of "China in Transforma- 
tion," who died in London recently, had great respect for the 
characteristics of the Chinese people. During his long visits 
to their country in 1881, in 1883 and in 1896 he had a chance of 
observing them in all their relations. Their intellectual capac- 
ity, he believes, "may rank with the best in Western countries." 
Their own literary studies, in which memory plays the import- 
ant part, prove the nation to be capable of prodigious achieve- 
ments in that direction. "A Chinese acquaintance of mine," he 
said, "was able at the age of sixty-five to reproduce, verbatim, 
letters received by him in his youth." Whether in mathematics 
and applied science or in metaphysics "the Chinese is capable 
of holding his own against all competitors." A new revised 
edition of "China in Transformation" was brought out two 
years before Mr. Colquhoun's death. 

"A Short History of Women's Rights." 

The Putnams have just published a second edition, revised 
and enlarged, of "A Short History of Women's Rights," by 
Eugene A. Hecker. This volume gives a comprehensive ac- 
count, though compactly presented, of the changing status of 
woman from the days of Augustus to the present. The privi- 
leges accorded to and the legal restrictions binding women in 
different epochs and in different countries are clearly pre- 
sented. The record concerns itself with the condition of wo- 
men in Pagan Rome and among the Germanic peoples, and 
with the changes affecting women brought about by both law 
and custom after the Christianization of Europe and under the 
direction and the domination of the Church. A detailed ac- 
count of the progress of women's rights in England and in the 
United States forms a material and important part of the 

"California the Wonderful." 

Edwin Markham's new volume, "California the Wonderful," 
is a prose poem, as well as a comprehensive record of the pro- 
saic facts. It is destined to be a classic on California; for it 
gives us our one all-around view of the great State. It reaches 
into every aspect of her ways and works and wonders. We 
find here the story of her primeval origin, her romantic history, 
her varied resources, her picturesque beauty, her intellectual 
achievements, her expanding hopes. 

Sidelights on the Publishing Business. 

"I am about to engage in the mail order cook book business 
and wish you would give me your terms for your cook book 
which retails at $1.50." wrote a stranger recently to the Century 
Company, who publishes three standard cook books. "Would 
you agree to ship the cook istomers, and at 

what prices? I positively mean business, and 
cents as an evidence of good faith." 


San Francisco News Letter 

Febbuajey 13, 1915 


"We obey no wand but Pleasure's."— Tom Moore. 


The Bevani Grand Opera Company at the Columbia. 
This organization of sterling artists has moved to 
the Columbia Theatre for a final week, where they 
are presenting in the space of seven days no less 
than eight operas. This is in itself a noteworthy 
achievement, and is a fitting finale for a season of 
opera which has brought us to our musical senses, 
and clearly demonstrated that grand opera at popu- 
lar prices, when enacted in a meritorious and ear- 
nest manner, is a paying proposition. I pass a vajt 
deal of credit to Bevani himself. Undaunted by pre- 
vious experiences which financially were not suc- 
cessful, he came back to us with renewed courage 
and the spirit which wins. It would indeed have 
been a source of pleasure and positive delight, if ar- 
rangements had been consummated whereby this or- 
ganization could remain with us during the entire 
exposition period. In every sense it would have 
meant much to our visitors, and the significance of 
such a company at such a time would contribute a 
good deal to establishing for ourselves a musical 
standing which would redound to our credit. Let us 
hope that it is not yet too late. Last Monday even- 
ing Bevani brought out an opera which has been on 
the shelf for some time, and about which our young 
people know little. It is years, in fact, since Bellini's 
"Norma" has been done here. Personally, I am not 
exactly over-enthusiastic about it. Beyond the well 
known march the music is heavy, and the action 
drags. Bellini in this opera, to my way of thinking, 
showed musical defects which we would not tolerate 
nowadays. It was due solely to the splendid work 
of the principals which brought the opera to a suc- 
cessful conclusion. 

Vergeri as "Norma" more than confirmed the ex- 
cellent impression which she has created during her 
engagement here. She sang the difficult arias with 
a vocal freedom and sureness of tone which made it 
a pleasure to listen to her. While not possessed of 
a great voice, she sings with a degree of earnestness 
and spirit, and with a judicious use of her capabili- 
ties, which stamps her at once as a real artist. Hazel 
Sanborn was heard as Adalgisa, and surprised every- 
body with both her singing and acting. In her duets 
with Norma she showed good sense by not trying to 
force her voice. Her high tones are unusually clear 
and bell-like. I am firm in the belief that Miss San- 
born has a real future. I can forgive Castellani's 
sin of trying to sing louder than everybody else, and thereby 
forcing his voice beyond its natural range, because of his anx- 
iety to please, and on account of his deep sincerity, and his 
evident desire to prove an inspiration to the other members of 
the company. I am inclined to believe that a chap like Castel- 
lani in the hands of a great teacher would develop into a tenor 
of world wide renown. Pietro di Biasi as the Arch Druid 
gave a characterization which was impressive in every way. 
His sonorous voice was heard to advantage in both of his big 
solos. Here is a man who will before long be heard on Broad- 
way. A generous meed of praise should be extended to the 
hard-working chorus, who have practiced diligently to become 
proficient in the various operas, and the feat is especially 
creditable when it is known that a majority of the chorus peo- 
ple were recruited in this city, and many of the operas were 
entirely new to them. The settings were beautiful. Roccia 
conducted. He has not the magnetism of Zuro. Let us hope 
for a speedy return of Bevani and his collection of song birds. 

Paul Gerson. 
• • * 

The Beethoven Symphony 

For such the concert of Friday, the fifth inst, might be 

called, there being but one short number at the close, which did 

not emanate from that old classic German pen. 

Edwin Stevens, America's foremost . will 

appear in Junie McCree"s sketch, "Two Old Men and the DerW 

Next week at the Orpheum 

The Fifth Symphony opened the program, giving the or- 
chestra an opportunity to verify the hopes of the San Fran- 
cisco public that a real effort toward decided progress was be- 
ing achieved. The spirit as well as the letter was there, and 
even the super-critical ought to have :::;:-;: to cavil, so hon- 
estly meritorious was the rendition of this great work. 

Then came the Concerto for Violin in D Major, ar 
the first appearance here of Mr. Albert Spalding, ar. 
violinist of whom we can well be proud. Although this young 
virtuoso does not play with the brilliancy, perhaps, of Kieisler, 
yet he gets a pure singing tone from his instrument that cer- 
tainly delights the ear, and at times there is a tea vhich 
makes one want to hold one's breath lest a note be missed, and 
awakens the well springs of the heart. To hear him in recital 
would be a great treat, I am sure. Mr. Spalding's unqualified 
success is refreshing, for he is a living exam:: 
of the alleged claim that rich men's sons always come to 
naught The future may hold others with money and talent 
who, following in his steps, deem :: e both 
for the enjoyment of the masses. 

The closing number, a "Comedy O -led "The Pier- 

February 13, 1915 

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rot of the Moment," belongs to our own day, and was written 
by Granville Ransome Bantock. Contrary to expectation, this 
modern froth did not detract from the foregoing, but proved to 
be rather a pleasant relaxation, and lifted us out of an intense, 
all-absorbing mood. As the name betokens, this composition 
is free and fanciful, but full of imagination, an attribute not 
generally conceded to be one of the component factors in the 
make-up of an Englishman. 


* * * 

Ninth Philharmonic Concert. 

With the strains of Rubenstein's Wedding March still lin- 
gering in my ears, I am rejoicing that at last San Francisco has 
a suitable auditorium for such affairs as the wonderful concert 
given last Thursday evening by the People's Philharmonic Or- 
chestra. All should rejoice that we have such a fine building, 
and also that we have among us women of energy and suffi- 
ciently strong of purpose to bring about an organization that 
can give to the people such a magnificent program as was ren- 
dered at their ninth symphony concert at popular prices. The 
response of the public that caused nearly eight thousand peo- 
ple to fill the spacious, well-lighted and delightfully warmed 
Auditorium shows plainly what the people want, and how 
keen they are for music of high quality. The concert was a 
most fitting dedication of our Civic Center Auditorium to the 
Muse Euterpe, and presages a bright future. The next and 
final concert will take place on March 4th, and no one with a 
spark of music in the soul or loyalty to our city and the ener- 
getic women who have done so much for us, should miss the 
privilege of enjoying a rare treat. 

A. j. H. 

* » * 

Good Bill at Pantages. 

The Pantages bill this week may be compared with a per- 
fect menu such as demanded by the fastidious epicure. It of- 
fers variety and is delightfully well balanced. There are no 
two numbers alike on the entire program, and not a single dull 
turn. There is one equilibrist, one comedy skit, one travesty, 
one gypsy violinist, one exhibition of new and fancy ballroom 
dances, one monologist, one troupe of Oriental performers, and 
one moving picture. 

The travesty is called "Yeast Lynne," and is a screaming 
parody on "East Lynn," presented by an excellent cast of come- 
dians and comediennes. Some one — I believe it was Emerson — 
once said that anything removed from its proper environment 
becomes ridiculous. This is a striking truth, and the fine dra- 
matic passages from "East Lynn," even when rendered faith- 
fully ad verbatim, may provoke mirth if surrounded with a 
frame of burlesque. The travesty is in three breezy acts. 

Fred Duprez is the monologist, and his winsome manner and 
pleasant bearing, coupled with his iridescent wit, make him at 
once a favorite with the audience. The Tia Pien troupe is an 
aggregation of dexterous Chinese who do the most marvelous 
stunts, from sleight-of-hand work to folding up like a pocket- 

"Dutch Mike" English and Edith Stayart are accompanied 
by a unique ragtime band in their presentation of some abso- 
lutely new ballroom dances, including the 'Frisco Flea Hop, the 
Submarine Waltz, the Broncho Hop and the 1915 P. P. I. E. 
Texas Tommy. Zinka Piania is a lovely gypsy girl who man- 
ages to get considerable color into her truly beautiful playing 
on the violin. Raymond Payne and Inez Nesbit give a very 
catchy comedy skit, and every act performed by Gaudulope, 
the South American equilibrist, is novel and exciting. 

A. G. A. 

* * * 
The Orphcum. 

Butler Haviland and Alice Thornton start the ball rolling in 
the new bill at the Orpheum this week with what they term 
their "plotless, sobless comedy trifle" — "At Trouville." Alice 
Thornton, especially in singing, which tells so much of the 
plotless story, proves herself possessed of a whimsical charm 

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Crane, who have made their art so 
popular in San Francisco, whirl through intricate mazes of 
descriptive dances — of which the combined "California one- 
step and Tipperary trot" — with their breathless evolutions — 
please above all. 

The humanity of Madame Jomelli's singing captivates a stub- 

Rose Stahl. in the new comedy, "A Perfect Lady," at the 
Columbia Theatre 

born audience completely. This great singer from Paris via 
the Metropolitan Opera House, has substituted the "Butterfly" 
aria for the "Faust" song of last week, with good results, and 
she still sings "Home, Sweet Home" with extraordinary effect. 

The present troupe of gypsy or Russian steppers provide a 
whirlwind stunt that takes your breath away. The men look 
like gypsies who have found a belligerent fist here and there. 
The best dancer may have painted a tooth "out," but most 
likely he lost it in honorable combat. In any event, one won- 
ders how anybody could hit a person so agile on his feet. The 
girls in the troupe are beauties, who might have been graduated 
from the Moscow ballet before the era of bullets. 

Milt Collins, "the speaker of the house," draws keen, appre- 
ciative attention punctuated with tumults of applause with his 
jokes and stories, so full of the salt of racy American humor. 

Paul Armstrong's mordant playlet, "Woman Proposes," 
which made its success in last week's program, proves that this 
week's swift company is no strain upon its quality. Based 
upon the notion — true or false — which the dramatic world owes 


Never in Bulk 

Charles Meinecke 4. Co. 

>.1>T« P,1H» C«»»T 



San Francisco News Letter 

February 13, 1915 

to Bernard Shaw, that women usually do the proposing of mar- 
riage, fooling poor, simpleton man into thinking he is the real 
popper of the question — the playlet again makes its way to 
the mark. 

Santly and Norton provide a refreshing variation from the 
usual routine of piano monologues and are the hit of the new 
bill, until Charley Grapewin, helped by Anna Chance, comes 
along in an original skit, made bright with wit and unhurt by 
too much sophistication. 

A. M. 

* * * 


Savoy Theatre. — So great has been the sensation created by 
"The German Side of the War," the remarkable five reel mo- 
tion picture at the Savoy Theatre, and so many have been un- 
able to see it that arrangements have been perfected to extend 
the engagement for a second and positively last week, begin- 
ning Sunday, and with continuous performances every day, 
running from eleven o'clock in the morning until eleven at night. 
This very extraordinary picture is authentic in every detail, has 
the sanction of the Kaiser, and has been pronounced satisfac- 
tory in every particular by thousands of San Franciscans since 
it was first shown here Sunday. Every detail of interest in con- 
nection with the German army is plainly brought out, and one 
of the many features that invariably brings out great applause 
is the wonderful charge of the Uhlans, with thousands of the 
famous horsemen on their superb steeds performing the most 
intricate evolutions. The work of the Red Cross, commissary 
departments and other branches of the service is thoroughly 
exploited, while scenes in Vienna, showing the Emperor Franz 
Joseph reviewing his troops, are of surpassing interest. "The 
German Side of the War" is one of the most instructive motion 
pictures ever seen here, and is not alone interesting to our 
German-American citizens, but to people of every nationality. 

* * * 

Next Symphony Concert. — Next Friday afternoon at the 
Cort Theatre, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, with 
Rudolph Ganz, the eminent Swiss pianist, as soloist, will give 
its last concert but one of the 1914-15 subscription series. The 
program will include Mendelssohn's gayest symphony, the No. 
4 in A, which the composer styled "The Italian." The first 
movement reflects vividly the blue skies, clear air, brightness 
and joyousness of Italy, and shows by its spirit and gayety 
how much Mendelssohn enjoyed the Italian country. The an- 
dante is called the "Pilgrims' March." The third movement is 
full of simple but very graceful melody, and the fourth move- 
ment the merriest of dance music. In the Liszt E flat concerto, 
Rudolph Ganz has always given remarkable and brilliant pre- 
sentations of the composer's great message, and at next Fri- 
day's concert he will be listened to with keen sympathy and 
rapt attention. The tone poem, "Don Juan," of Richard 
Strauss, completes next Friday's program. Tickets will be 
ready Monday at Sherman, Clay & Co., Kohler & Chase, and 
the Cort Theatre. Mail orders to Frank W. Healy, manager, 
filled now. 

* * * 

Rose Stahl at Columbia Theatre. — Rose Stahl will be the at- 
traction at the Columbia Theatre for two weeks, beginning this 
Sunday night, February 14th. The Henry B. Harris estate is 
presenting Miss Stahl this season in a new comedy entitled "A 
Perfect Lady." This engagement will be the first appearance 
in this city of Miss Stahl in her new character of Lucille Hig- 
gins. It is by her unique talent for the interpretation of com- 
edy lines and situations that Miss Stahl is best known among 
playgoers, though she has done many other parts during her 
career. "A Perfect Lady" was written by Channing Pollock 
and Rennold Wolf. It is in four acts and tells the story of how 
three members of a fly-by-night burlesque troupe inoculate 
the people of a little Kansas town with the tango craze. Miss 
Stahl is surrounded by an excellent company of players, in- 
cluding Frank Beamish, Beatrice Noyes, Raymond von Sickle, 
Cherrie Carlisle, G. Davidson Clark, Adelle Adams, Wilmer 
Bentley, Agnes Marc, Charles Mathews, Helen Leslie, Charles 
E. Sturges, Marion Stephenson, Carl Harbough and others. 
There will be matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

* * * 

Orpfieum. — The headline honors at the Orpheum next week 
will be divided between the Rigoletto Brothers and Edwin 

Stevens and Tina Marshall. Charles and Henry Rigoletto are 
instrumentalists, jugglers, magicians, mimics, illusionists, acro- 
bats and aerial gymnasts. Edwin Stevens, recognized as one 
of the foremost character actors, is always worth while, and 
his fair colleague, Miss Marshall, is a winsome, dainty and 
accomplished actress. These artists will appear in a sketch 
by Junie McCree entitled "Two Old Men and the Devil." It 
has proved a tremendous hit. Marie Fitzgibbons is an excep- 
tionally gifted monologist with a rare sense of humor. Eleanor 
Haber and her company will present an exceedingly clever one- 
act comedy by Ethel Rosenthaul, entitled "The Office Lady." 
Brent Hayes will play the compositions of the great masters, 
on banjo, and Louis London will contribute what he terms 
"Character Song Studies." Next week will be the last of 
Charley Grapewin, assisted by Anna Chance, who will present 
a new sketch entitled "The Awakening of Mr. Pipp." It will 
also close the engagement of the dancing sensation, the W. 

Horelik Ensemble. 

* * * 

Pantages Theatre.— There are two big headliners on the new 
bill which opens at the Pantages on Sunday — Harry Girard 
and his own company of singers in "The Luck of a Totem," 
and a" spectacular swimming and diving production entitled 
"Neptune's Daughters." These two features have been making 
new records on the circuit, and a big week is anticipated. "The 
Luck of a Totem" is a condensed version of Girard's own opera, 
"The Alaskan," which was produced in New York a few sea- 
sons ago. It is a tinkling musical operetta with a wealth of 
magnificent scenery and elaborate costuming. The leading role 
in the piece, which embraces ten talented singers, will be played 
by Girard and Agnes Caine Browne. "Neptune's Daughters" 
comprises a half-dozen shapely swimming maidens who dip and 
plunge from the rafters of the stage into a big tank filled with 
water. Vivian Marshall, who has been over the circuit sev- 
eral times before, is the star of the diving girls. Hilliar, 
known as the tricky trixster and shadowgraphist, is an enter- 
taining feature of the bill. His sleight-of-hand dexterity with 
coins and cards is as puzzling as it is entertaining. Hamilton 
and Barnes have a brand new singing and talking skit with a 
burlesque on a wedding scene that is screamingly funny. A 
dancing specialty with elaborate scenic effects will be the offer- 
ing of the Quinn Brothers and Marion. By request, "His Prehis- 
toric Past," the Keystone which Charles Chaplin made the hit 
of his career, will be shown. 

Paul Gerson in Vuude- 
ville. — Paul Gerson, for- 
merly leading man with 
Mrs. Fiske, Otis Skinner, 
Florence Roberts and Lewis 
Morrison, and for several 
years past dramatic critic 
of the "News Letter," is the 
latest actor of note to yield 
to the lure of the vaudeville 
stage. Mr. Gerson will 
make his debut in vaude- 
ville at Pantages Theatre 
on February 21st, Exposi- 
tion Week, with a dramatic 
sketch entitled "Who 
Pays?" in which he will be 
assisted by a cast of excel- 
lent dramatic talent. Mr. 
G e r s o n's appearance on 
the vaudeville stage is 
something of an extraordinary event. He is unquestionably the 
best known thespian that yet has adopted this lighter form of 
histrionic art in the United States, and his previous triumph 
on the "legitimate stage" presages unqualified success in his 
new departure. 

* * * 
Kohler & Chase Matinee. — The next Matinee of Music to be 
given under the auspices of Kohler & Chase will take place 
Saturday afternoon, February 13th. On this occasion the first 
of the artists of international reputation will appear. It will be 
Mme. Hedda Seithen-Burger, a dramatic soprano who has made 
an enviable reputation for herself at several of the leading 

Paul Gerson 

February 13, 1915 

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opera houses in Germany. Mr. Vargas will as usual play the 
accompaniments. He will also interpret several instrumental 
solos which will include several works by American com- 

* * * 

Josephine L. Caro Will Read "Change." — On February 18th 
Mrs. Caro will give the fourth of her Drama Travelogues, ren- 
dering the play "Change," by J. O. Francis, which won the 
Lord Howard de Walden's prize for the best play by a Welsh 
author dealing with life in Wales. This reading will take place 
in the Paul Elder Gallery at 10 :45 in the forenoon. The inter- 
esting series is being well attended by an appreciative and in- 
creasing audience. 

A masterpiece in color by C. Allen Gilbert, the well known 
artist. We will be glad to send to all users of Gouraud's Ori- 
ental cream a copy of Mr. Gilbert's beautiful painting, entitled 
"The Secret of Beauty," in panel form, 11x22 inches. It is a 
splendid reproduction, on highly coated paper, of one of the 
girl's figures Mr. Gilbert is noted for, and is not marred by any 
printed matter which would prevent framing. Send 10c. in 
stamps to cover wrapping and postage. We are confident you 
will be highly pleased with the picture and calendar, and find it 
a valued addition to your library or den. Ferd T. Hopkins & 
Son, Props., 37 Great Jones St., New York. 

Albert Spalding. — Though marred by unsatisfactory acous- 
tics, Albert Spalding's presentation of the Mendelssohn Con- 
certo, Opus 64 — the most popular of violin concertos — at the 
Symphony concert in the Civic Auditorium Sunday afternoon 
was received with great delight by the 8,000 music lovers who 
had braved the storm to attend the event. Conductor Hadly is 
to be congratulated on securing such superior talent for the con- 
cert as Mr. Spalding and Rudolph Ganz, whose piano solo was 
rendered with wonderful feeling and technique. Mr. Spalding 
is one of the greatest violinists it ever has been the privilege 
of San Francisco to hear. He plays with a note which is rare 
in the performances of American musicians — that of artistic 
abandonment to his music, freedom from conventional restraint 
and with a tenderness of tone that is seldom adduced. His re- 
cital in the St. Francis colonial ballroom Thursday afternoon 
— the only one this season — was still more delightful, as no 
irritating tricks of imperfect acoustics marred the performance. 
Mr. Spalding has found a place in the hearts of San Francisco's ~~T " 
music loving public, and he may always count on an enthusias- iyVPflSUTH 
tic reception here in the future. 





Tickets i>n Sale at All the Leading San Francisco Stores the week of Ball 
P. R. MURPHY, Manager Office 427 Phelan Bide- 

Columbia Theatre ^ISlvlT 8treets 

The Leading Playhouse 

S T A H L 
In the new comedy 


O'Farrel! Street Bet. Stockton and Powell 
Phone Douglas 70 

George Wharton James to Lecture. — A series of five lectures 
by George Wharton James will be given in the Red Room of the 
St. Francis on March 1st, 4th, 8th, 12th and 15th, the respec- 
tive topics being: California Literature and its Makers; San 
Francisco, the City of Destiny; Robert Browning; The Hopi 
Indians and the Snake Dance; and In and Around the Grand 
Canyon of the Colorado. Mr. James is an authority on the 
Southwest and the Indians of that section, and is also a pro- "^ fffj 

found student of Browning. Mr. James arrived in the city a oaVOU 1 iteOCre 
couple of weeks ago and intends to spend some time here, 
studying the Exposition. 

Week beginning THIS 


THE KHiOLETTOS. The Sensational Twin Brothers, in Their Remarkable Dis- 

plBJ "i \ futility. Drxtei'ity ami Strength: EDWIN STEVENS and Miss Tiny 

Marshall Presenting " Two Old Men and The Devil." by Junie McCree; MARIE 
FITZGIBBON, The Great Big Story Teller; ELEANOR HABER & CO. in "The 
Office Lady"; BRENT HAYES, The Master of the Banjo; LOUIS LONDON In 
Character Song Studies: CHARLEY GKAI'EWIN assisted by Anna Chance 
presenting "The Awakening of Mr. I'lpn;" Last Week— The Dancing Sensation 
w. HORELIK ENSEMBLE III "The Gypra Camp." 

Evening Prices. 10c, 25c. 50c 75c. Matinee Prices (except Sun- 
days and holidays). 10c. 26c. 60c. PHONE DOUGLAS 70. 

McAllister Street. 
Near Market. 


An exhibition of paintings by the late George Inness, N. A., 
under the auspices of the San Francisco Art Association, was 
opened at the Art Institute Thursday evening. The collection 
comprises a retrospective and comparative exhibition from 
the George H. Ainslee collection of Brooklyn, N. Y. Dr. Ben- 
jamin Ide Wheeler formally opened the exhibition with an ad- 
dress to the members of the Art Association. The exhibition 
will last until February 28th. During the same period a col- 
lection of over one hundred examples of American illustrators' 
works, arranged by the American Federation of Arts, is on ex- 
hibition in the galleries of the Art Institute. 

i ii a. M. to n P. M. SECOND and POSITIVELY Last week 
nnday, February inh. the sensation of the CITY I Five 
Reels oi authentic Motion Picture 

lermafi] and Be 

Pantages' Theatre 

Market Street Opposite. Mason 

HARRY GIRARD ,k CO., In the Musical Alaskan Incident, "the LOCK ok 



A little girl traveling in a sleeping car with her parents 

greatly objected to being put in an upper berth. She was as- 
sured that papa, mamma and God would watch over her. She 
was settled in the berth at last, and the passengers were quiet 
for the night, when a small voice piped: "Mamma!" "Yes, 
dear." "You there?" "Yes, I am here. Now go to sleep." 
"Papa, you there?" "Yes, I am here. Go to sleep like a good 
girl." This continued at intervals for some time until a fellow 
passenger lost patience and called: "We're all here! Your 
father and mother and brothers and sisters and uncles and aunts 
and first cousins. All here. Now go to sleep!" There was a 
brief pause after this explosion. Then the tiny voice piped up 
again, but very softly : "Mamma!" "Well." "Was that God?" 
— Kansas City Star. 

Cort Theatre 

Friday, Feb. 19th at 3 P. M. 

9th Subscription Concert 




n H»le MoiHi&y, February 15, at '.ox office* Sherman. Clay A i"o.. 
A <h»w ant) Cort Theatre. Prieel :<■. |14«, 91.80, 12.00; Box and 

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San Francisco News Letter 

February 13, 1915 

A New York paper gave a column the other week to the fact 
that Mrs. Hermann Oelrichs, lunching with friends in a smart 
New York hotel, failed to remove her long suede gloves while 
she toyed with the cutlery. Evidently the vision of Mrs. Oel- 
richs using the gloved hand from soup to nuts created a sen- 
sation in New York, as it did out here several years ago when 
the society women who cannot bear to be a lap behind the latest 
fad decided that they would have to practice eating with gloves 
on at once in order to be au fait. 

But before they had a chance to mess up many pairs of 
gloves, a close friend of Mrs. Oelrichs' sprang the real reason 
for encasing the hands and arms in gloves before touching 
food. It was not because Mrs. Oelrichs wanted to be "oh, so 
different;" it was not because she had looked into the depths 
of the germ theory and had decided that she would not shake 
with destiny ungloved; it was not because she had so many 
pairs of gloves that the only way that she could wear them 
out was by wearing them all the time; it was for none of these 
reasons, nor the thousand others that crowd the excited imagi- 
nation. The fact of the matter is that Mrs. Oelrichs is nervous, 
and that when her nerves are at the breaking point she takes to 
biting her nails! 

It sounds very unromantic and not a bit modish, but that is 
the unmanicured truth about the glove story ! Those who know 
about this failing of the fascinating Mrs. Oelrichs can always 
tell whether she has been going through a nervous strain by the 
length of her finger nails. When she refuses to take off her 
gloves they know that it is no time to arouse antagonism by use- 
less argument, for the lady is evidently suffering from fractious 
nerves that might result in a compound fracture any moment. 
It must not be inferred from this that Mrs. Oelrichs is a 
fiery, undisciplined soul with a bad disposition which for polite 
purposes the doctors call "nerves." To the contrary, she is 
very amiable and sweet and generous to those whom she likes, 
but she has had several rather serious nervous breakdowns 
since she left San Francisco these many years ago as the bride 
of a New Yorker who led her into the inner circle of the smart 
set, where she made good on her own account, not hampered 
in any way, of course, by the fact that she had a share of the 
Fair money with which to pave the rough places. But there is 
no doubt that money cannot entirely account for the success 
of both of the daughters of the house of Fair, and that their 
own charming personalities have to be taken into account when 
their success is audited. 

Of course Mrs. Oelrichs has been the center of attraction 
at all the gatherings which she has graced since her arr